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Trinidad is from Bobongan, Ramon Magsaysay. She is 52 years old, married and has six children. To make a living, Trinidad makes and sells bamboo mats (sawali) to tourists and local community members. Trinidad has been engaged in her business for seven years and earns 5,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Trinidad joined GDMPC. Trinidad is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase bamboo for manufacturing 'sawali'. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's general living conditions.

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.

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  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 334
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  • $66,038,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Trinidad to purchase bamboo for manufacturing 'sawali' (mats).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013