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Beddy C. is from the village of Sibugon, Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental. She is 49 years old, is married, and has four school-aged children.

Beddy owns and operates a general store, selling daily-use products such as salt, sugar, "tuba" (coconut wine), shampoo, biscuits (cookies), noodles, etc., in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over four years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month.

In 2010, Beddy joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting a loan of 25,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell and to use for processing her business permit. This loan will be her first from GDMPC.

Beddy plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand her business.

About GDMPC:
GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines.

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Additional Information


Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) was founded in 1992 by 32 farmer-members to empower people by providing livelihood opportunities and other support services. Today, it has over 15,000 members located in upland, lowland and coastal regions of the Philippines, and offers credit, savings, education, and various social services.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1828
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,865,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Beddy to purchase additional products to sell and to process her business permit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 19, 2010
Feb 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010