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Paz C. is from the village of Sta. Ines, Talisayan, Gingoog City. She is 51 years old. Paz is married and has 3 adult-aged children. To make a living, Paz owns & operates a business venture in the services sector operating a tailoring business. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from providing general alteration & tailoring services of curtains, pillow covers & bed sheets to local community members. Paz has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 12000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2007, Paz joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Paz has successfully repaid a previous loan of 15000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional fabrics & materials. Paz is requesting a new loan of 5000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional tailoring equipment, such as needles & thread. This loan will be the 12th loan taken out by Paz from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is one of 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
  • 530
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,898,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Paz to purchase additional tailoring equipment, such as needles & thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011