A loan of $175 helped to purchase additional products to sell.


Grace's story

Grace E. is from the village of Tipolo, Plaridel in Misamis Occidental. She is 47 years old. Grace is married and has three school-age children. To make a living, Grace owns and operates a general store. The main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling daily use products such as shampoo, soap and toothpaste in the local community. Grace has been engaged in her business for over two years, and she earns approximately 3000 PHP a month for these activities.


In 2009, Grace joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Grace has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5000 PHP from GDMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell. Grace is requesting a new loan of 7000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the fourth loan taken out by Grace from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to financially support extended members 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, fisherfolk and small entrepreneurs.


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