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Merlinda
Merlinda A. is from the village of San Simon, Cagayan De Oro City. She is 40 years old and has five school-aged children.

Merlinda owns and operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop, selling a variety of different products in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over two years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month.

In 2008, Merlinda joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8,000 PHP from HSPFI.

Merlinda is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be her 3rd from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to support the education of her children and to supplement the income of her family..


About HSPFI:
HSPFI is one of the accredited partners of Opportunity International in the Philippines. It is based in Cagayan de Oro City and is reaching out to the poor households of Northern Mindanao.


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Additional Information

About Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc.

Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI) is a non-governmental development organization founded in 1987 to promote Christian values through microfinance services in the Philippines. It partners with Opportunity International and the Mindanao Microfinance Council among others, and offers a range of business and community development services, including savings and insurance programs in addition to lending.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1039
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,733,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Merlinda to purchase additional products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 2, 2009
Listed
Jul 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2010