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Merlyn is 37 years old and lives in the Philippines. She is married with 2 children. Merlyn has a food/retail shop or sari-sari store that buys and sells canned goods, snacks, personal care products, home use products and beverages. She has had this business for 5 years. She requested a loan for 17,000 PHP to buy canned goods, snacks, soap, shampoo, and beverages. Merlyn has been a member of HSPFI since 2010. In the future, Merlyn hopes to improve her business.

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
  • 741
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,295,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Merlyn to buy canned goods, beverages, shampoo, soap and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013