Melodina, a 28-year-old married mother of one child, lives in the Philippines where for the past five years she has operated a shop that makes wood and coconut charcoal to sell by the sack. A member of HSPFI since 2010, she is requesting a loan for PHP 12,000 to buy wood and coconut shells to make more charcoal. In the future, Melodina 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.