A loan of $350 helped to purchase fertilizers, such as manure.


Artemia's story

Artemia D. is from the village of Katipunan, Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental. She is 63 years old. Artemia is married and has 6 adult children. To make a living, Artemia owns & operates a business raising crops. The main source of income for the business comes primarily from planting & harvesting a variety of vegetables for sale. Artemia has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 2,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2010, Artemia joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Artemia has successfully repaid a previous loan of 4,000 PHP from GDMPC. This previous loan was used for additional capital for her business. Artemia is requesting a new loan of 15000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizers, such as manure. This loan will be the third loan taken out by Artemia from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

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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