Dina G. is from the village of Dabong-dabong, Mailag Valencia City. She is 44 years old. Dina is widowed and has three school-aged children. To make a living, Dina owns & operates a business selling a variety of home utensils in the local community. Dina has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2009, Dina joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Dina has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI. Dina is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the second loan taken out by Dina from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand the borrower's business.
HSPFI is one of 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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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.