A loan of $175 helped to purchase additional products to sell.


Vicenta's story

Vicenta P. is from the village of Puerto, Lurugan Valencia City. She is 43 years old. Vicenta is married and has children. To make a living, Vicenta owns & operates a business running a sari-sari (variety) retail shop. The main source of income for the business comes from selling a variety of different products in the local community. Vicenta has been engaged in her business for over 20 years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2009, Vicenta joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Vicenta has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI. Vicenta is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the 2nd loan taken out by Vicenta from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.



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