A loan of $150 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Cristina's story

Cristina L. runs a general store selling daily use products such as shampoo, soap and toothpaste in her community. She is 38 years old, married and has six small children. They are from the village of Tiaman, Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental. Cristina has been in her business for over three years and earns approximately 3,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month.

In 2007, Cristina joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living conditions and enable her to engage in business activities. Cristina has successfully repaid a previous loan of 7,000 PHP from GDMPC. Cristina is requesting a new loan of 6,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be her third loan from GDMPC. 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.

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