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

Lily's story

Lily G. is from the village of Malaubang, Ozamiz City. She is 47 years old, is widowed, and has four school-aged children.

Lily owns and operates a business planting and harvesting flowers for sale. She has been engaged in her business for over eleven years and earns approximately 2,000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Lily joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from GDMPC.

Lily is requesting a new loan of 6,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding her business. This loan will be her second from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to pay her children’s tuition fees and to use for daily needs.

About GDMPC:
GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines.

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