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Pablita G. is from the village of San Francisco, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental. She is 56 years old. Pablita is married and has six adult children.

To make a living, Pablita buys and sells bananas and coconuts for copra (coconut meat for making oil) in the local community. Pablita has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 4,000 PHP a month.

In 2010, Pablita joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. Pablita has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional inventory and for working capital.

Pablita is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional green bananas and coconuts for copras. This will be the third loan taken out by Pablita from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to improve and 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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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
  • 429
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,913,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Pablita to purchase additional green bananas and coconuts for copra.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2011
Apr 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011