Total loan: $1,100


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Poblacion, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines / Retail

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Judy's story

Judy G. is from the village of Poblacion, Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. She is 30 years old. Judy is married and has an infant child. To make a living, Judy owns & operates a specialized retail store selling school supplies and RTW products in the local community. Judy has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 8,000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2007, Judy joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Judy has successfully repaid a previous loan of 50,000 PHP from GDMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase new items to expand her product offering. Judy is requesting a new loan of 50,000 PHP, which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This loan will be the fifth loan taken out by Judy 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, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs. *Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, Kiva created this template for our Field Partner to allow them to continue to post loans in English while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.