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Lydia B. is from the city of Maquilao Tangub City. She is 43 years old. Lydia is married and has 4 school-age children. To make a living, Lydia owns & operates a business venture in the agriculture sector raising livestock. The main source of income for the business comes primarily from raising fish for sale. Lydia has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 15000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2010, Lydia joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Lydia is requesting a loan of 5000 PHP which will be used to repair equipment used in her business. This loan will be the first loan taken out by Lydia from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general 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
  • 330
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,925,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Lydia to repair equipment used in the business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 6, 2010
Jul 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011