A loan of $225 helped to repair existing vehicle for better service.

Cecilia's story

Cecilia B.'s main source of income comes from operating a tricycle transport service. She is 46 years old, widowed and has two adult children. She is from the town of Segatic Daku Clarin Misamis Occidental. Cecilia has been in this business for over 11 years and earns approximately 6,000 PHP a month.

In 2004, Cecilia joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living conditions and enable her to engage in business activities. Cecilia has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8,000 PHP from GDMPC. Cecilia is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to repair her vehicle to provide better service. She plans to use the additional revenue 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.

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