A loan of $450 helped to repair the motorbike that he uses in his transportation service.

Alan's story

Alan U. is from the village of Lapasan in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He is 43 years old. Alan is married and has 7 school-aged children. To make a living, Alan uses his tricycle (a motorcycle with a sidecar) to provide passenger transport services. Alan has been engaged in his business for over 2 years and earns approximately 7,000 PHP a month from these activities.

In 2009, Alan joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Alan has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from GDMPC. Alan is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP to repair his vehicle so he can provide better services. This will be Alan's second loan from GDMPC. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve his family's living conditions.

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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