Her parents have a banana vending business and a shoe repair shop to make a living. She has four siblings that also need parental support, but Irene is grateful to her parents for the moral and financial support that they have always provided.
Being a competitive professional is Irene's biggest wish. She will use this loan to pay the university fees for the first semester. She is hopeful to achieve all her ambitions in the future.
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This loan is part of GDMPC's new student loan program. GDMPC developed this program, with technical assistance from Vittana, to meet the needs of youth who are unable to obtain a higher education because they lack the finances. These loans cover students tuition and other school expenses, giving students the chance to complete vocational school or university. GDMPC believes that this education will equip students with the skills necessary to enter the workforce or start their own business.
About GDMPCGata 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.
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