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Mary Jean
Mary Jean M. is from the village of Taglimao, Cagayan de Oro City. She is 31 years old. Mary Jean is widowed and has two school-aged children. To make a living, Mary Jean owns & operates a general store. The main source of income for the business comes from buying and selling canned goods, snack foods & biscuits. She also buys and sells gold dust in the local community. Mary Jean has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 8000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Mary Jean joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Mary Jean has successfully repaid a previous loan of 15,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional inventory and as working capital. Mary Jean is requesting a new loan of 18,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional gold dust & snack foods for her store. This will be the 5th loan taken out by Mary Jean from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is an accredited partner of Opportunity International in the Philippines. It is based in Cagayan de Oro City and reaches 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
  • 1251
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,800,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Mary Jean to purchase additional gold dust & snack foods for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 20, 2011
Listed
Apr 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Mar 15, 2012