A loan of $75 helped to purchase baby livestock to raise and sell in the future.

Juliet's story

Juliet Y. is from the village of Colupan Bajo, Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental. She is 26 years old. Juliet is married and has two school-aged children. To make a living, Juliet raises livestock. The main source of income for the business comes from raising pigs for sale. Juliet has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 2,000 Philippines pesos a month for these activities.

In 2009, Juliet joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Juliet is requesting a new loan of 3,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase baby livestock to raise and sell in future. This will be the first loan taken out by Juliet from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the family's income.

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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