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Update on Emerita

To make a living, Emerita owns and operates a piggery in her village. While her husband works on their farm, she has been raising pigs for more than seven years and she earns well from this. She had successfully repaid her previous loan, used to buy feed.

Emerita needs to improve her business, to gain more income for the family. Recently, she took a new loan from Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) to purchase more piglets. She plans to use the additional revenue generated, to improve and expand her business. She wants to improve the general living situation of her family in the near future.

Previous Loan Details

Emerita is 63 years old and married with 2 children. She lives in Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. She owns and operates a business raising pigs to sell in the local community to earn a living. She has been operating her business for over 6 years and earns 13,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC this ... More from Emerita'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
  • 388
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,089,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Emerita to purchase more piglets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015