A loan of $1,150 helped to invest in expanding the business.


Milman's story

Milman B., from Layawan, Oroq.City, is 32 years old, married and has one school-aged child. To make a living, Milman owns and operates a general store selling a variety of daily-use products to local community members. Engaged in his business for over two years, he earns approximately 7000 PHP a month.



In 2010, Milman joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Having repaid his previous loan of 25,000 PHP from GDMPC, he is requesting a second loan of 50000 PHP to invest in expanding the business. Milman plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand his store.



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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