A loan of $150 helped to purchase feed and additional piglets to raise.

Narcisa's story

Narcisa B. is from the village of Sebasi Clarin Misamis Occidental. She is 52 years old. Narcisa is married and has 3 school-aged children. She owns & operates a pig raising business. She has been engaged in her business for over 12 years and earns approximately 1,000 PHP a month.

In 2008, Narcisa joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan from GDMPC. She is requesting a new loan of 6,000 PHP which will be used to purchase feed and additional piglets to raise. This will be her third loan from GDMPC. She 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 seven branches covering the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental. Its membership is composed mostly of farmers, fishermen and small entrepreneurs.

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