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Myrna M. is from the village of Malaubang Ozamiz city. She is 50 years old. Myrna is widowed and has 3 school-aged children.

To make a living, Myrna sells seafood products including fish and shrimp to the local community. Myrna has been engaged in her business for over 25 years and earns approximately 4000 PHP a month.

In 2010, Myrna joined GDMPC to improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Myrna is requesting her first loan from GDMPC, for 10000 PHP, which she will use to purchase additional products to sell.

She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's general living conditions.


GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has four branches and three unit 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
  • 477
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Myrna to purchase additional products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 10, 2010
Mar 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2010