A loan of $475 helped to purchase tires and other accessories.

Rolando's story

Rolando A., from the village of Poblacion, Aurora Zamboanga Del Sur, is 59 years old, widowed and has three grown children. To make a living, Rolando owns and operates a tricycle transport service. Engaged in his business for over 16 years, he earns approximately 6000 PHP a month.

In 2011, Rolando joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Now requesting his first loan of 20000 PHP to purchase tires and other accessories, he plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of his family.

About GDMPC:

GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has seven branches 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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