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Lydia is 44 years old and married with three children. She lives in Tangub City, Misamis Occidental.

To make a living, Lydia makes and sells food. The main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling barbecue. Lydia has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 11,200 Philippine pesos a month from these activities.

In 2009, Lydia joined GDMPC, a Kiva partner, to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Lydia is requesting a loan of 13,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products like hotdogs, pork and chicken.

Lydia 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
  • 421
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Lydia to purchase additional products like hotdogs, pork and chicken.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 29, 2013
Feb 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013