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Nora
Nora B. is from the village of Bongbongon, Quezon, Bukidnon. She is 32 years old, married, and has one infant-aged child. To make a living, Nora owns and operates a sari-sari (variety) retail store. The main source of income for the business comes from selling both food and daily use products in the local community. Nora has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 4,500 PHP per month from these activities.

In 2009, Nora joined Kiva partner, HSPFI, to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI. Nora is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be her second from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand her business.


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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 486
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $53,351,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD