A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase chemicals and materials for mango production.

Samson's story

Samson Y., from the village of Poblacion 2 Clarin Misamis Occidental, is 43 years old, married, and has one school-aged child. To make a living, Samson has been planting and harvesting mangoes for sale for over 25 years, and earns approximately 30000 PHP a month.

In 2004, Samson joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Having repaid a previous loan of 50000 PHP from GDMPC, he is requesting a new loan of 50000 PHP to purchase fertilizers such as manure. This will be Samson's 18th loan from GDMPC, and he plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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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