A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase additional products to sell.

Apolinaria's Group's story

Apolinaria S. is from the village of Caluya Sapang Dalaga in the Misamis Occidental region. She is 62 years old.

Apolinaria is the group leader of a two-member group loan offered by GDMPC. While each member of the group receives an individual loan, they are all collectively responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members if someone is delinquent or defaults. The official name of this borrowing group is Calaghughi.

Apolinaria is married and has one adult-aged child. To make a living, Apolinaria owns and operates a specialized retail store, selling hut products in the local community. Apolinaria has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 7,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2010, Apolinaria joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Apolinaria has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from GDMPC. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional inventory. Apolinaria is requesting a new loan of 9,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the second loan taken out by Apolinaria from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the family's income.

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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In this group: Apolinaria, Julieta

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