A loan of $225 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Myrna's story

Myrna M. is from the village of Malaubang Ozamiz city. She is 50 years old. Myrna is widowed and has 3 school-aged children.

To make a living, Myrna sells seafood products including fish and shrimp to the local community. Myrna has been engaged in her business for over 25 years and earns approximately 4000 PHP a month.

In 2010, Myrna joined GDMPC to improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Myrna is requesting her first loan from GDMPC, for 10000 PHP, which she will use to purchase additional products to sell.

She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's general living conditions.


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, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs.


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