A loan of $225 helped to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale.

Winnie's story

Winnie E. is from the village of Santa Cruz, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental. She is 33 years old, and married with 2 school-aged children. To make a living, Winnie prepares and sells food snacks in the local community. Winnie has been engaged in her business for over 11 years and earns approximately 9000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Winnie joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Winnie is requesting her first loan from GDMPC, for 10000 PHP. which she will use to purchase raw ingredients for her food. She plans to use the additional revenue to expand her business.


GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has four branches and three units 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.


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