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Melodina, a 28-year-old married mother of one child, lives in the Philippines where for the past five years she has operated a shop that makes wood and coconut charcoal to sell by the sack. A member of HSPFI since 2010, she is requesting a loan for PHP 12,000 to buy wood and coconut shells to make more charcoal. In the future, Melodina hopes to improve her business.

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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
  • 381
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Melodina to buy wood & coconut shells for making charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012