A loan of $125 helped to invest in expanding her business.


Esterlita's story

Esterlita E. is from the village of Malibangcao, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental. She is 58 years old, married, and has seven school-aged children.

Esterlita owns and operates a business venture in the agriculture sector raising crops, primarily planting and harvesting coconut and banana for sale. She has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Esterlita joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding her business. This loan will be her first 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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