Edgardo is single and has two children. He manages his own corn farm to make a living. He has been doing this for more than a year. He earns enough money to be able to support the needs of his children. Edgardo joined GDMPC and borrowed a loan to cover the costs for weeding maintenance in order to improve his farm. He is hopeful to see his family happy and with a better living situation in the future.
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.