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Rosalinda M. is from the village of Salay Misamis Oriental. She is 56 years old. Rosalinda is married and has 3 adult-aged children. To make a living, Rosalinda owns and operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from selling food and daily use products in the local community. Rosalinda has been engaged in her business for over 2 years and earns approximately 5000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2010, Rosalinda joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Rosalinda is requesting a loan of 5000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the first loan taken out by Rosalinda from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

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.

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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
  • 1080
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,436,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Rosalinda to purchase additional products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2010
May 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010