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Bernadette is 50 years old, married, and lives with her family. She has a retail store serving several customers; she sells assorted groceries and beverages to generate additional income while her husband works as a government employee.

Bernadette has four years experience in this field. Bernadette is working hard every day in order to provide income for the family and to show customers her responsibility and reliability to serve.

Bernadette requested this loan to buy additional goods and bottled products to sell. She is aiming to develop her business and increase her profits so that she may open a bigger place and continue assisting her family with the additional income.

The story of Bernadette and her business is just one of the many examples of GDMPC for economic development clients.

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
  • 330
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,925,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Bernadette to buy additional goods and bottled products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 26, 2014
Mar 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015