Merlina is 55 years old and lives in the Philippines. She is married with 5 children.
Merlina sells snacks like banana cakes and hot cakes in their local community. She has had this business for 6 years. She requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to buy raw ingredients like sugar, flour and cheese for making snacks.
Merlina has been a member of HSPFI since 2011. In the future, Merlina hopes to improve her business for the education of her children.
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.