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Rowena is 47 years old and lives in the Philippines with her husband and eight children. She earns a living by running a food/retail (or sari-sari) store where she buys and sells canned goods, snacks, personal care items, home use products and beverages. She has been in business for six years, and is requesting a loan for PHP 5,000 to buy more items to sell to her customers. Rowena joined HSPFI earlier this year as way to improve her business and pay for the education of her children.

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
  • 428
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Rowena to buy more items to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013