Edmar is from San Carlos, Tukuran. He is 42 years old. Edmar is married and has two children. To make a living, Edmar manages and operates a general store. Edmar has been engaged in his business for 10 years and earns 15,500 PHP a month. In 2008, Edmar joined GDMPC. He is requesting a loan of 45,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase new items such as candies, milo, shampoo, soaps, etc. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of his family.
Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) was founded in 1992 by 32 farmer-members to empower people by providing livelihood opportunities and other support services. Today, it has over 15,000 members located in upland, lowland and coastal regions of the Philippines, and offers credit, savings, education, and various social services.