Edwin is 49 years old, married with four children. He lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He owns and operates a business which harvests coconuts and produces copra for sale. He has had his business for over five years, and earns 17,500 PHP every month. He joined GDMPC in 2009, and now he has requested a loan of 19,000 PHP to purchase harvesting equipment. He dreams of making a better future for his 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.