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At the age of 44, Amelia already has 5 grown children who, when they have no classes to attend, help her in assisting customers in the eatery she owns. The business is strategically located in Calamba, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Life has been like this for her since way back 3 years ago, and she is happy to operate such a business relating to foods. She loves cooking - a prime reason why the business exists. Every end of the month, Amelia earns a total of PHP 10,000 which is apportioned well to household expenses and business too.

It was in 2010 that Amelia found a way to avail herself of the financial services of GDMPC. The loans prior to this loan request of PHP 20,000 have been paid in full. The current loan application is intended to purchase a bulk amount of soft and hard drinks. To avoid being scarce of this resource (drinks), she requested this loan. As time goes on, Amelia aspires to upgrade her business offers and acquire enough supplies of materials needed to keep it going.

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
  • 324
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,768,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Amelia to purchase bulk soft and hard drinks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2011
Sep 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012