A loan of $550 helped to repair her motorcycle.


Riza's story

Riza A. is from the village of Mialen, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is 34 years old, is married, and has three school-aged children.

Riza owns and operates a business providing motor services in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over two years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month.

In 2004, Riza 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 10,000 PHP from GDMPC.

Riza is requesting a new loan of 25,000 PHP which will be used to repair a transport vehicle used in her business. This loan will be her fourth from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions 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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