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Mercita is 38 years old and lives in the Philippines. She is married and has four children. Mercita has a wedding shop that rents wedding dresses and accessories. She has had this business for six years. She requested a loan for 13,000 PHP to buy materials needed for sewing wedding dresses. Mercita has been a member of HSPFI since 2010. In the future, Mercita 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
  • 338
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,975,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Mercita to buy materials needed for sewing wedding dresses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013