Rey H. is from the village of Tagdo, Mambajao, Camiguin Province. He is 23 years-old. Rey is unmarried and has one infant-aged child. To make a living, Rey owns and operates a service-based business. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from providing motorela or habal-habal services to local community members. Rey has been engaged in his business for over two years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month.
In 2010, Rey joined Kiva partner HSPFI in order to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Rey has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase materials needed to expand the services provided. Rey is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase tools needed for the maintenance of the service. This loan will be the second loan taken out by Rey from HSPFI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand his 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.