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


Rodelia's story

Rodelia B. is from the village of Poblacion 1, Banisilan, South Cotabato. She is 37 years old. Rodelia is married and has 2 school-aged children. To make a living, Rodelia owns & operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from buying and selling daily use products such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, canned goods & junk foods in the local community. Rodelia has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 6000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2010, Rodelia joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Rodelia is requesting a loan of 5000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell such as biscuits. This will be the 1st loan taken out by Rodelia from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/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 reaches 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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