A loan of $100 helped to purchase additional products to sell.


Arlene's story

Arlene D. is from Tinago Ozamiz City. She is 37-years-old, married, and has two adult children. To make a living, Arlene owns and operates a general store. The main source of income for her store comes from selling a variety of products in the local community. She has been engaged in this activity for more than two years and earns approximately 9000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Arlene joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services that could help improve her business. She is requesting a loan of 4000 PHP to purchase additional products to sell. This will be Arlene’s first loan from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from her business to improve the overall living conditions of her family.

About GDMPC:

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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