A loan of $250 helped to purchase materials needed to provide service.

Pablita's story

Pablita O. is from the village of Pandan, Mambajao, Camiguin Province. She is 44 years old, married, and has six school-aged children. To make a living, Pablita owns and operates a service-based business. The main source of income for the business comes from providing transport services to local community members. Pablita has been engaged in her business for over seven years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP per month from these activities.

In 2009, Pablita joined Kiva partner, HSPFI, to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8,000 PHP from HSPFI. This loan was used to purchase materials needed to expand the services she provides. Pablita is requesting a new loan of 11,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase materials needed to provide service. This loan will be her third from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to support her children's education.


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.

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