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Elita L. is from the village of Rizal Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is 50 years old. Elita is married and has three grown children. To make a living, Elita owns and operates a specialized retail store, selling fruits and vegetables in the market. Elita has been engaged in her business for over 15 years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2010, Elita joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Elita is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used as additional capital for her business. This loan will be the first loan taken out by Elita from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

About GDMPC:

GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has four branches and three offices 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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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
  • 1597
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,711,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Elita additional capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
3 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 10, 2010
Mar 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010