A loan of $150 helped to invest in expanding the business.

Dinaliza Ana's story

Dinaliza Ana G. is from the village of Romarate, Aurora, Zamboanga del sur. She is 40 years old. Dinaliza Ana is married and has three school-aged children. To make a living, Dinaliza Ana owns & operates a "sari-sari" retail store. The main source of income for the business comes from selling daily use products such as shampoo, soap, and toothpaste in the local community. Dinaliza Ana has been engaged in her business for over four years and earns about 2,000 PHP a month.

In 2007, Dinaliza Ana joined GDMPC in order to gain access to financial services to help improve her standard of living and be able to engage in business activities. Dinaliza Ana has successfully repaid a previous loan of 7,000 PHP from GDMPC, which was used to purchase additional products to sell. Dinaliza Ana is requesting a new loan of 7,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This loan will be the second loan taken out by Dinaliza Ana 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, fisher people, and small entrepreneurs.

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