A loan of $175 helped to invest in expanding her business.


Segundina's story

Segundina G. is from the village of Minsapit, Gingoog City. She is 61 years old, is married, and has four adult children.

Segundina owns and operates a specialized retail store, selling bananas in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Segundina joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to invest in expanding her business.

Segundina is requesting a new loan of 7,000 PHP which will again be used to invest in expanding her business. This loan will be her 2nd 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, Kiva created this template for our Field Partner to allow them to continue to post loans in English while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.



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