A loan of $650 helped to repair an existing vehicle for better service.

Melanio's story

Melanio A., from the city of Stimpson Abordo Ozamz City, is 40 years old, married, and has six adult-aged children. To make a living, Melanio owns and operates a business providing motorcycle transport services in the local community. Engaged in his business for over 3 years, he earns approximately 20000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Melanio joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Having repaid his previous loan of 20000 PHP from GDMPC, he is now requesting a new loan, his third, of 30000 PHP to repair an existing vehicle for better service. Melanio plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve his family's general living conditions.

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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