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Elsa C. is from the village of Villaflor, Oroquieta City. She is 49 years old. Elsa is married and has 2 adult children. To make a living, Elsa owns & operates a business venture in the agriculture sector raising livestock. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from raising pigs for sale. Elsa has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2010, Elsa joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Elsa is requesting a loan of 35,000 PHP which will be used to purchase baby livestock to raise & sell in future. This will be the first loan taken out by Elsa 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 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


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
  • 1820
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,866,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Elsa to purchase baby livestock to raise & sell in future.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 2, 2010
Dec 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 27, 2011