A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase fertilizers, such as manure.

Petronilo J's story

Petronilo J R. is from the village of Campo 11, Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. He is 44 years old. Petronilo J is married and has 11 adult children. To make a living, Petronilo J owns and operates a business raising crops. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from planting and harvesting different kinds of rice, such as "masipag" and headrice, for sale. Petronilo J has been engaged in his business for over 14 years and earns approximately 15,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2007, Petronilo J joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Petronilo J has successfully repaid a previous loan of 50,000 PHP from GDMPC. This previous loan was used to to purchase seed, seedlings, and young plants to raise. Petronilo J is requesting a new loan of 50,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizers, such as manure. This loan will be the seventh loan taken out by Petronilo J from GDMPC. He plans to use the additional revenue 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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