A loan of $250 helped to buy more raw bananas and copra products to sell in the city.


Arlene's story

Arlene A. is 22 years old and married with three children. She is living with her family at Pigsag-an, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines.

Arlene has been in her buying and selling business for three years. She buys raw bananas and copra products from her neighbors. When she has enough stock, with the help of her husband, she'll transport the products to the city and sell them.

She is so grateful for the assistance extended by HSPFI in their area through its micro-finance program. Arlene wants to expand her business to earn more. She is requesting a loan of PHP 11,000 to buy more raw bananas and copra products to sell in the city.

Arlene sends her thanks to all Kiva lenders.



Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Disbursed date: April 17, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI)

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Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Disbursed date: April 17, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI)