Deogracia is from Campo 1, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur. She is 48 years old. She is widowed and has two children.
Deogracia owns and operates a general store. She has engaged in her business for 15 years and earns PHP 6,000 per month. In 2008, Deogracia joined Kiva partner, Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC).
Deogracia is requesting a loan of PHP 10,000 which will be used to purchase new items to expand her product offering. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand her business.
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.