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Arlene D. is from Tinago Ozamiz City. She is 37-years-old, married, and has two adult children. To make a living, Arlene owns and operates a general store. The main source of income for her store comes from selling a variety of products in the local community. She has been engaged in this activity for more than two years and earns approximately 9000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Arlene joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services that could help improve her business. She is requesting a loan of 4000 PHP to purchase additional products to sell. This will be Arleneā€™s first loan from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from her business to improve the overall living conditions of her family.

About GDMPC:

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
  • 311
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,622,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Arlene to purchase additional products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 15, 2009
Oct 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010