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Gina C. is 31 years old, married and has two school-aged children. She is from the village of Ricoro, a part of Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental province on the Mindanao islands. Gina runs a sari-sari (variety) shop from which she sells daily use products such as canned goods, shampoo, soap, toothpaste and biscuits to the local community. Gina has been in business for over ten years and earns approximately 5000 PHP a month.

In 2010, Gina joined HSPFI to gain access to its financial services. Gina successfully repaid a previous loan of 5000 PHP from HSPFI that was used to purchase additional products to sell. Gina is requesting a new loan, her second from HSPFI, of 7000 PHP that will be used to purchase additional inventory and working capital. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her business.

About HSPFI:

Hagdan sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc., or HSPFI, is an accredited partner 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
  • 1643
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,025,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Gina to purchase additional inventory and for working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011