A loan of $125 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Anita's story

Anita T. is from the village of P-8C, Barangay Santiago, Iligan City. She is 42 years old and married with three school-aged children. To make a living, Anita works in someone else's business venture in the retail sector, running a sari-sari (variety) store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from selling a variety of different products in the local community. Anita has been engaged in this business for over six years and earns approximately 9,000 PHP a month from these activities.

In June 2009, Anita joined Kiva partner, HSPFI, to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Anita is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be Anita's first loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve and expand the business and to supplement her family's income.


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.

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