A loan of $125 helped to purchase additional products to sell.


Arleen's story

Arleen H. is from the village of Seaside, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City. She is 38 years old, married, and has five school-aged children. To make a living, Arleen buys and resells used clothing and shoe products in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over four years and earns approximately $88 a month for these activities. In 2010, Arleen joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be her 1st loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to expand her 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.



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