Merlinda is 45 years old and lives in the Philippines. She is married with one child. Merlinda has a beauty shop that provides hair dressing services, pedicures and manicures. She has had this business for five years. Merlinda has requested a loan for 15,000 PHP to buy materials needed for the beauty parlor. She has been a member of Kiva partner, HSPFI, since 2010. In the future, she hopes to improve her business.
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.