A loan of $225 helped to invest in expanding the business.


Renato's story

Renato A. is from the village of Capt. Vicente Roa St., Cagayan De Oro City. He is 44 years-old. He is separated from his spouse and has four adult children. Renato owns and operates a specialized retail business seling motor and car accessories including car aircondition parts and supplies in the local community. Renato has been engaged in his business for over six years and earns approximately 6,000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Renato joined Kiva partner HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Renato has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8,000 PHP from HSPFI. Renato is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This loan will be the third loan taken out by Renato from HSPFI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand his 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.



Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Disbursed date: March 5, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI)

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Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Disbursed date: March 5, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI)