A loan of $200 helped to purchase fertilizers such as manure.

Lita's story

Lita A. is from the village of Matugas Alto, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is 47 years old. Lita is married and has three adult children. Lita owns and operates an agricultural business, planting and harvesting a variety of vegetables for sale. Lita has been engaged in her business for over four years and earns approximately 3,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month.

In 2007, Lita joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Lita has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from GDMPC. This previous loan was used for additional capital for her business. Lita is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. This loan will be the eighth loan taken out by Lita from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand it.

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, fisherfolk, and small entrepreneurs.

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