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Roland A. is from the village of Bonbon, Opol, Misamis Oriental. He is 40 years old. Roland is single and has one adult-aged child. To make a living, he owns and operates a food stall, making and selling snacks and other foods, like burgers and sandwiches, in the local community. Roland has been engaged in his business for over five years and earns approximately $225 a month for these activities.

Roland joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. He is requesting a loan of 11,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business by purchasing more products to sell, like pastries. This will be his 3rd loan from HSPFI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated to expand his 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.

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Additional Information

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
  • $70,768,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Roland to purchase more products to sell, like pastries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2010
Dec 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011