A loan of $125 helped to repair her existing motorbike engine.


Bienvenida's story

Bienvenida G. is 54 years old, married and has four adult-aged children. She is from the village of Tabid, a part of Ozamiz City. Bienvenida runs a motor transport service. She has been in business for over ten years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month.

In 2007, Bienvenida joined GDMPC to gain access to its financial services. She is requesting a new loan of 5000 PHP, her first from GDMPC, which will be used to repair her motorbike’s existing engine. Bienvenida plans to use the additional revenue generated 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, fishers and small entrepreneurs.

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