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Update on Helen

Helen owns and manages a general store selling assorted groceries to make a living. She has been in this business for more than eight years and is able to support her family's needs. From her profit, she also was able to successfully repay her previous loan from GDMPC that she used to improve her business. She borrowed a loan from Gata Daku MPC to buy additional grocery goods to resell. She plans to expand her business and send her children to school so that they can finish their studies.

Previous Loan Details

Helen lives in Poblacion Sibutad, Zamboanga del Sur with her family. She is married and has two children. She owns and manages a general store selling assorted groceries to make a living. She has been in this business for eight years and is able to support the family needs. She borrowed a loan fr... More from Helen's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 422
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Helen to buy grocery goods to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 7, 2014
Jan 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014