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Meziel S. is 24 years old, single and has an infant. She is from the village of Barangay 4, Talakag municipality in the province of Bukidnon in northern Mindanao. Meziel runs a store from which she sells rice by the kilogram to the local community. Meziel has been in business for over three years and earns approximately 6000 PHP a month.

In 2010 Meziel joined HSPFI to gain access to its financial services. Meziel is requesting her first loan from HSPFI of 5000 PHP that will be used to purchase additional rice to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to expand her business.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is an accredited partner 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.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 330
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,024,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD