A loan of $325 helped to purchase additional animals.

Mary Jane's story

Mary Jane B. is from the village of Batangan, Valencia City, Bukidnon. She is 38 years old, married, and has six school-aged children. To make a living, Mary Jane owns and operates a business venture in the agriculture sector raising pigs for sale. Mary Jane has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 8,500 PHP per month from these activities.

In 2009, Mary Jane 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 11,000 PHP from HSPFI. This loan was used to purchase baby livestock to raise and sell in future. Mary Jane is requesting a new loan of 14,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional animals. This loan will be her fourth from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand her business.


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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