A loan of $250 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Girlie's story

Girlie D. is from Calabayan, Ozamiz City. She is 30 years old, married and has 2 school-aged children. Girlie owns and operates a general store, selling a variety of different products in the local community. Girlie has been engaged in her business for over 6 years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month from it.

In 2007, Girlie joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Girlie has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8,000 PHP from GDMPC. She is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be the seventh loan taken out by Girlie from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's general living conditions.

About GDMPC:

GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has four branches and three units 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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