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Merlinda is 45 years old and lives in the Philippines. She is married with one child. Merlinda has a beauty shop that provides hair dressing services, pedicures and manicures. She has had this business for five years. Merlinda has requested a loan for 15,000 PHP to buy materials needed for the beauty parlor. She has been a member of Kiva partner, HSPFI, since 2010. In the future, she hopes to improve her business.

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
  • 365
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Merlinda to buy materials needed for her beauty parlor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012