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Lydia R., from the city of Maquilao Tangub City, is 48 years old, married, and has one grown child. Lydia sells fish raised in her "fish pond" for a living. Engaged in her business for over 10 years, she earns approximately 20000 PHP a month.

In 2008, Lydia joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Having fully repaid a previous loan of 6000 PHP from GDMPC, she is requesting a new loan, her third, of 8000 PHP to repair a transport vehicle used in the business. Lydia plans to put the additional revenue generated from the business toward improving the general living conditions of her family.

About GDMPC:

GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines.

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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
  • 425
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,767,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Lydia to repair a transport vehicle used in the business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2009
Dec 15, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2010