A loan of $125 helped to invest in expanding his business.

Gilbert's story

Gilbert B. is from the village of Lower Tiparak, Tambulig, Zamboanga Del Sur. He is 35 years old, is married, and has three school-aged children.

Gilbert owns and operates a business providing motorcycle services in the local community. He has been engaged in his business for over ten years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month.

In 2010, Gilbert joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and his ability to engage in business activities. He is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding his business. This loan will be his first from GDMPC.

Gilbert plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of his 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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