A loan of $250 helped a member to purchase piglets to raise and sell.

Jocelyn's Group's story

Jocelyn M. is from the village of Solinog, Calamba, Misamis Occidental. She is 38 years old and is the group leader of a four-member group loan offered by GDMPC. While each member of the group receives an individual loan, they are all collectively responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members if someone is delinquent or defaults.

Jocelyn is married and has four school-aged children. She owns and operates a business raising pigs for sale. Jocelyn has been engaged in her business for over two years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month.

In 2010, Jocelyn joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting a loan of 3,000 PHP which will be used to purchase piglets to raise and sell. This loan will be her first from GDMPC.

Jocelyn plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement her family's income.

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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