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Winnie E. is from the village of Santa Cruz, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental. She is 33 years old, and married with 2 school-aged children. To make a living, Winnie prepares and sells food snacks in the local community. Winnie has been engaged in her business for over 11 years and earns approximately 9000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Winnie joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Winnie is requesting her first loan from GDMPC, for 10000 PHP. which she will use to purchase raw ingredients for her food. She plans to use the additional revenue to expand her business.


GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has four branches and three units offices covering the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental. Its membership is composed mostly of farmers, fisherfolks 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
  • 369
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,797,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Winnie to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 7, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010