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Alma M. is from the village of Canibungan Daku Clarin Misamis. She is 53 years old. Alma is married and has 4 adult-aged children. To make a living, Alma owns & operates a business venture in the services sector operating transportation services. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from operating a motorcycle transport services. Alma has been engaged in her business for over 1 years and earns approximately 5000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2010, Alma joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Alma has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10000 PHP from GDMPC. Alma is requesting a new loan of 15000 PHP which will be used to repair existing vehicle for better service. This loan will be the second loan taken out by Alma from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of herfamily.

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
  • 336
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,624,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Alma to repair existing vehicle for better service.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 19, 2010
Nov 9, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011