Diosa B. is from the village of Matagana, Claveria Misamis Oriental. She is 40 years old. Diosa is married and has 2 school-aged children. Diosa sells personal products such as lotions, cologne, dresses, and other items in the local community. Diosa has been engaged in her business for more than 7 years and earns approximately 8,000 PHP a month.
In 2009, Diosa joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Diosa has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI. Diosa is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP to purchase new items to expand her product offering. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.
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.