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Dolores, a 53-year-old, married mother of four children, is from Santa Cruz, Tangub City. There, she has been operating a general retail store, selling a variety of food and non-food products, for the past 10 years. She earns 3,000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Dolores joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services. She expected such services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Now she is requesting a new loan of 7,500 PHP to buy more items to resell, such as eggs, noodles, shampoo, soap and toothpaste. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.

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
  • 327
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,979,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Dolores to buy more items to sell in her store, such as eggs, noodles, shampoo, soap and toothpaste.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013