Lita D. is from the village of Tumpagon, Cagayan de Oro City. She is 39 years old. Lita is married and has 6 school-aged children. To make a living, Lita owns and operates a business venture in the retail sector running a sari-sari (variety) retail shop. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling both food and everyday use products in the local community. Lita has been engaged in her business for over 2 years and earns approximately 7,000 PHP a month from these activities. Lita wants to buy more products to sell to cater to the demands of her customers, especially her neighbors.
In 2008, Lita joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Lita has successfully repaid a previous loan of 11,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional products to sell. Lita is requesting a new loan of 14000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the 4th loan taken out by Lita from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to support the education of her children.
HSPFI is one of accredited partners 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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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.