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Marites is married and a mother of two school-age children. She is 33 years old and lives in Calamba, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Marites is a farmer. She grows and harvests pineapples to earn a living. She sells pineapples by bulk and at retail. She has been doing this for two years. She earns PHP 40,000 twice a year in this work. She has requested a loan of PHP 5,000 from GDMPC to pay the labor costs for soil harrowing (cultivation) and to purchase fertilizers.

Marites has been a member of GDMPC for three months. In the future, Marites hopes to purchase a hectare of land and continue her production to gain more income.

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.

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  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 526
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,869,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Marites to pay labor costs for harrowing (cultivating) the soil and to purchase fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 9, 2011
Jul 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012