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Jamis F. is from the village of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental. She is 55 years old. Jamis is married and has adult children. To make a living, Jamis owns and operates a business venture making and selling food. The main source of income for the business comes from selling a variety of viands in the local community. Jamis is just starting this business.

In August 2009, Jamis joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Jamis is requesting a loan of 4,000 PHP which will be used to invest in renovating the business. This will be the 1st loan taken out by Jamis from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement income of her family.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is one of accredited partners of Opportunity International in the Philippines. It is based in Cagayan de Oro City and reaches out to the poor households of Northern Mindanao.

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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.

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  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 359
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD