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Elma Marpi
Elma Marpi is a married woman with four children. Elma Marpi is forty-eight years old, and resides in Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. Elma Marpi owns and operates a general store, selling a variety of different products to earn a living. She's been in this business for four years and earns PHP 3,000 a month from it.

She requested a loan of PHP 10,000 to purchase new items such as cigaretes, candies, milo, shampoo, soaps etc. In 2011, Elma Marpi joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. In the future, Elma Marpi wants to build house and to support her children to finish their studies.

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
  • 861
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,390,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Elma Marpi to purchase new items to sell such as cigaretes, candies, milo, shampoo and soaps.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2012
May 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012