Luciana H. is from the village of Pigsag-an, Cagayan de Oro City. She is 54 years old and married with 4 adult children. Luciana has earned a living by doing traditional mining known locally as "pamiling" for over 4 years and earns about 5,000 PHP each month.
Luciana joined HSPFI in 2008 to gain access to financial services that would help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8,000 PHP from HSPFI, and is now requesting her third loan, in the amount of 11,000 PHP, to purchase mining materials.
About HSPFI: HSPFI is one of 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.
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.