A loan of $725 helped a member to purchase additional products to sell.


Odessa Panga-An Group's story

Odessa P. is from the village of Tiaman Bonifacio. She is 26 years old. Odessa is the group leader of a 2-member group loan offered by GDMPC. While each member of the group receives an individual loan, they are all collectively responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members if someone is delinquent or defaults.

Odessa is single. To make a living, Odessa owns & operates a business venture in the retail sector operating a specialized retail store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling daily use products such as soft drinks, eggs, noodles, sardines, shampoo, soap & toothpaste in the local community. Odessa has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 8000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2007, Odessa joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Odessa has successfully repaid a previous loan of 15000 PHP from GDMPC. Odessa is requesting a new loan of 15000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the seventh loan taken out by Odessa from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of the borrower's 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 composed mostly of farmers, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs.

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In this group: Odessa, Divina
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