A loan of $1,150 helped to repair existing engine.


Merie Ann's story

Merie Ann D. is from Banadero, Ozamiz City. She is 28 years old. Merie Ann is single. To make a living, Merie Ann owns & operates transportation services. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from operating motor transport services. Merie Ann has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 15,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Merie Ann joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Merie Ann has successfully repaid a previous loan from GDMPC. Merie Ann is requesting a new loan of 50,000 PHP which will be used to repair existing engine. This will be the twelfth loan taken out by Merie Ann 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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