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Mary Ann
Mary Ann J. is from the village of Maguikay, Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. She is 41 years old and married, with 3 adult-aged children. To make a living, Mary Ann operates a store where she sells products for daily use, such as noodles, canned goods, sugar, milk, coffee, shampoo, soap and toothpaste. Mary Ann has been engaged in her business for more than 2 years and earns approximately 5000 PHP a month for these activities.

Mary Ann joined GDMPC this year to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Mary Ann is requesting her first loan, for 20000 PHP, to be used to purchase additional products to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's living conditions.

About GDMPC:

GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has seven branches covering the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental. Its membership is composed mostly of farmers, fishers 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
  • 326
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,697,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mary Ann to purchase additional products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 25, 2011
Mar 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012