A loan of $650 helped to repair existing vehicle for better service.

Celia's story

Celia R. is from the city of Bacolod, Ozamiz City. She is 49 years old. Celia is single and has an adult child. To make a living, Celia operates a transportation service. Celia has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 15,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month from it.

In 2010, Celia joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Celia has successfully repaid a previous loan of 40,000 PHP from GDMPC. Celia is requesting a new loan of 27,813.30 PHP, which will be used to repair an existing vehicle for better service. This will be the second loan taken out by Celia 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, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs.

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