Cerelina D. is from the village of Mambajao, Camiguin province. She is 42 years-old and married with three school-aged children. To make a living, Cerelina owns and operates a clothing business which provides clothing repairs to local community members. Cerelina has been engaged in her business for over four years and earns approximately 4,000 PHP a month.
In 2009, Cerelina joined Kiva partner HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Cerelina has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional fabrics and materials. Cerelina is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This loan will be the second loan taken out by Cerelina from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve and expand her business.
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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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.