A loan of $350 helped a member to repair a transport vehicle used in her business.

Zenita's Group's story

Zenita T. is from the village of Dinas, Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental. She is 44 years old and is the group leader of this two-member group loan offered by GDMPC. While each member of the group receives an individual loan, they are both responsible for paying back the loan of their fellow group member if they are delinquent or default.

Zenita is married and has two adult children. She owns and operates a business providing transportation services to local community members. She has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 2,500 PHP a month.

In 2008, Zenita joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from GDMPC. This previous loan was used as additional capital for her business.

Zenita is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to repair a transport vehicle used in her business. This loan will be her third from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.

About GDMPC:
GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has four branches and three unit offices covering the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental. Its membership is composed mostly of farmers, fisherfolk and small entrepreneurs.

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In this group: Zenita, Zenaida

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