A loan of $350 helped to repair a vehicle for better service.

Charlene's story

Charlene R. is from Sangay Diot, Ozamiz City. She is 30 years old, married and has 3 children. Charlene owns and operates a business providing transportation services.

In 2007, Charlene joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Charlene has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from GDMPC. Charlene is requesting a new loan of 15,000 PHP which will be used to repair an existing vehicle for better service. This will be the fourth loan taken out by Charlene from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to make improvements to her house.

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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