A loan of $250 helped to repair her existing vehicle for better service.


Diosdada's story

Diosdada T. is from the village of Canibungan Daku, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is 53 years old. Diosdada is married and has four adult children. To make a living, Diosdada owns and operates a business that provides transportation services. Diosdada has been engaged in her business for over two years, and earns approximately 5000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2004, Diosdada joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Diosdada has successfully repaid a previous loan of 50,000 PHP from GDMPC. This previous loan was used for her coconut business. Diosdada is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to repair her existing vehicle so that she can provide better service. This loan will be Diosdada's 13th loan from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue to improve and expand her business.

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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