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Bemma Romano Group
In this Group: Bemma, Nancy, Regina, Lolita
Bemma R. is from the village of Sepac Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental. She is 31 years old. Bemma is the group leader of a 4-member group loan offered by GDMPC. While each member of the group receives an individual loan, they are all collectively responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members if someone is delinquent or defaults. The official name of this borrowing group is Shasta Daisy 1.

Bemma is married and has 1 infant-aged child. To make a living, Bemma owns and operates a business venture in the retail sector operating a specialized retail store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling daily use products such as eggs, noodles, salt, sugar, shampoo, soap, & toothpaste in the local community. Bemma has been engaged in her business for over 2 years and earns approximately 6,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2010, Bemma joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Bemma is requesting a new loan of 3,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the first loan taken out by Bemma from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the family's income.

About GDMPC:

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, fisherfolks 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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1402
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,123,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bemma Romano Group's $275 loan helped a member to purchase additional products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 8, 2010
Listed
Jul 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 15, 2011