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Melvin is 39 years old, married, and has six children. She lives in Lower Tiparak, Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur: Philippines. Melvin owns and operates a farm, where she plants and harvests rice to sell. She has been farming for five years. She earns 6,000 PHP a month.

Melvin is requesting a loan for 12,000 PHP, which she will use to purchase fertilizer such as manure. Melvin has been a member of GDMPC for almost a year. In the future, she wants to make improvements to her house and pay for school fees for her children.

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
  • 438
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,632,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Melvin to purchase fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012