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Arlyn
Arlyn M. is from the village of Lower Tiparak, Tambulig, Zamboanga Del Sur. She is 38 years old, is married, and has two school-aged children.

Arlyn owns and operates a specialized retail store, selling candies, some food for snacks, noodles, sugar, salt, etc., in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month.

In 2008, Arlyn 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 of 5,000 PHP from GDMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell.

Arlyn is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding her business. This loan will be her second from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.


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, fisherfolk and small entrepreneurs.


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Additional Information

About GDMPC

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
  • 1449
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,289,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Arlyn to invest in expanding her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 27, 2010
Listed
Jun 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 15, 2010