Aive, 32, is married with one child. She lives in Capucao, Ozamis City. Aive owns and operates a plot of farmland, raising coconuts to earn a living. She has been in this business for 8 years and earns 4,000 PHP each month. She requested a loan of 7,000 PHP to purchase farm chemicals. Aive has been a member of Kiva's partner, GDMPC, since 2010. In the future, Aive's plan is to save her returns to expand her business.
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.