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Merlinda is married with three children. She is 58 years old and lives in Rizal, Zamboanga del Norte. Merlinda owns and operates a plot of farmland, planting jack fruit to earn a living. She has been in this business for 6 years and earns PHP 5,000 each month. She requested a loan of PHP 12,000 to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. Merlinda been a member of Kiva's partner, GDMPC, for a year. In the future, Merlinda's plan is to save her profits in order to renovate her house.

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
  • 350
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,624,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Merlinda to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2012
Oct 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013