A loan of $550 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Joe Ann's story

Joe Ann B. is from the village of Poblacion 1 Clarin Misamis Occidental. She is 45 years old. Joe Ann is married and has 6 school-aged children. To make a living, Joe Ann owns & operates a specialized retail store. The business's primary source of income is selling rice in the local community. Joe Ann has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 50000 PHP a month.

In 2004, Joe Ann joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services that could help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Joe Ann has successfully repaid a previous loan of 100000 PHP from GDMPC. Joe Ann is requesting a new loan of 25000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the 17th loan taken out by Joe Ann from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of the her family.

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, fisherfolk, and small entrepreneurs.

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