A loan of $975 helped to purchase fertilizer such as manure and spareparts for the motorcycle used in the business.

Estela's story

Estela M. is from the village of Gata Daku, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is 57 years old, is married, and has four adult children.

Estela owns and operates a business raising crops, primarily planting and harvesting corn for sale. She has been engaged in her business for over ten years and earns approximately 25,000 PHP a month.

In 2004, Estela 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 20,000 PHP from GDMPC.

Estela is requesting a new loan of 44,704 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizer such as manure. This loan will be her 27th 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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