A loan of $125 helped to purchase sewing materials.


Ursulina's story

Ursulina L. is from the village of Villalin, Pana-on, Misamis Occidental. She is 62 years old. Ursulina is widowed and has five adult children. To make a living, Ursulina owns & operates a business sewing clothes for the local community members. Ursulina has been engaged in her business for over 30 years and earns approximately 1,500 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2010, Ursulina joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Ursulina is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase raw materials to manufacture additional products. This loan will be the first loan taken out by Ursulina from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

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, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs.

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: April 29, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Gata Daku Multi-purpose Cooperative (GDMPC)

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: April 29, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Gata Daku Multi-purpose Cooperative (GDMPC)