Edith is from Santa Cruz, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental in the Philippines. She is 49 years old. Edith is married and has 5 children. To make a living, Edith makes & sells candles to locals. Edith has been engaged in her business for 20 years and earns 10,000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2009, Edith joined GDMPC. Edith is requesting a loan of 20,500 PHP, which will be used to purchase materials needed in making candles for sale. She plans to save her returns to pay for the tuition of her children.
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.