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For over five years, Celia, a 56-year-old married mother of five children, has made a living by operating a general store in Paypayan, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental. She sells a variety of food and home-use products, earning 2,000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Celia joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. She is now requesting a loan of 4,000 PHP to purchase new items such as candies, Milo (a chocolate and malt powder which is mixed with hot or cold water and/or milk to produce a beverage), shampoo, soaps, etc. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan as a reserve for future emergencies.

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
  • 1119
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,497,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Celia to purchase new items such as candies, Milo, shampoo, soaps, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 30, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012