A loan of $400 helped to expand and improve his business by purchasing additional products.


Suzith's story

Suzith L. is a 30-year-old woman from the city of Manabay Ozamis City. Suzith is married and has 3 school-age children. To earn a living, Suzith owns and operates a business venture in the retail sector. More specifically, the main source of income for the business is primarily derived from selling snacks in the local community. Suzith has been engaged in her business for over 2 years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP per month from these activities.

In 2009, Suzith joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services. As a result, she was able to engage in business activities and in turn to improve her standard of living. Suzith has successfully repaid a previous loan in the amount of 15,000 PHP from GDMPC. Suzith is now requesting another loan, this time in the amount of 18,000 PHP ($400), which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan would be the second loan taken out by Suzith through GDMPC. She plans to use any additional revenue generated from the business on account of the loan to improve the general living conditions of her family.

About GDMPC: GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has four branches and three units offices covering the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Lanao del Norte, and Misamis Occidental. Its membership is mostly comprised of farmers, fishermen/women, and entrepreneurs.



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: May 27, 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: May 27, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Gata Daku Multi-purpose Cooperative (GDMPC)