A loan of $275 helped to purchase additional products to sell.


Medelyn's story

Medelyn B. is from the village of Sapa Luboc, Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. She is 31 years old and she is married. To make a living, Medelyn owns and operates a business venture, selling bread in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over four years and earns approximately $137 a month for these activities.

In 2007, Medelyn joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from GDMPC. This previous loan was used to invest in expanding the business.

She is requesting a new loan of 12,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be her 5th loan from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.

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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