Total loan: $125


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Balila, Lantapan, Bukidnon, Northern Mindanao, Philippines / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase additional products to sell like snack foods and beverages.

Roselyn's story

Roselyn S. runs a sari-sari (variety retail shop) selling snack foods , candies and biscuits in her community. She is a 35-year-old married woman from the village of Balila, Lantapan, Bukidnon. Roselyn has been in her business for over two years and earns approximately 6,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month. In 2011, Roselyn joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living conditions and enable her to engage in business activities. She is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell like snack foods and beverages. This will be her first loan from HSPFI. She plans to use additional income to improve and expand her business. About HSPFI: HSPFI is one of the accredited partners of Opportunity International in the Philippines. It is based in Cagayan de Oro City and is reaching out to the poor households of Northern Mindanao. Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, we created this template for our field staff to allow them to continue to post loans in English while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.