A loan of $475 helped to invest in expanding the business.

Erlinda's story

Erlinda B. is from the village of Poblacion 4, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is 54 years old, married, and has three adult-aged children. To make a living, she owns and operates a butcher shop, butchering and selling chicken legs, chicken wings, and other chicken meat in the market. She has been engaged in her business for over four years and earns approximately $120 a month for these activities.

In 2003, Erlinda joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 7,000 PHP from GDMPC.

Erlinda is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This will be her 8th loan from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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 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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