A loan of $225 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Clarita's story

Clarita V. is from the village of D'ban Calamba Misamis Occidental. She is 58 years old. Clarita is widowed and has three adult children. To make a living, Clarita owns and operates a retail store. The main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling daily-use products such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, soft drinks, canned goods, noodles, sugar, milo, and nescafe in the local community. Clarita has been engaged in her business for more than 12 years and earns approximately 10000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Clarita joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Clarita has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10000 PHP from GDMPC. This previous loan was used to invest in expanding the business. Clarita is requesting a new loan of 10000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the second loan taken out by Clarita from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement her family's income.

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, fishers, and small-business entrepreneurs.

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