A loan of $125 helped to purchase tires and other accessories.

Marlon's story

Marlon B. is from the village of Palilan, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. He is 31 years old. Marlon is married and has an infant. To make a living, Marlon owns and operates a business which provides transportation services. Marlon has been engaged in his business for over four years and earns approximately 2,000 PHP a month from these activities.

In 2010, Marlon joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Marlon is requesting a new loan of 5000 PHP, which will be used to purchase tires and other accessories. This will be Marlon's first loan from GDMPC. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand his business.

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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