Karen is married and has four children. She is 48 years old and lives in Mailen, Clarin, Misamis Occidental.
Karen owns and operates a transportation business to earn a living. She has been in this business for five years and earns 10,000 PHP each month. She has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP, to repair a transport vehicle used in the business.
Karen joined Kiva's partner, GDMPC, in 2012. She hopes to have an increase in income and to have a better life, in the future.
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.