Jovymar A. is from the village of Tumpagon, Cagayan de Oro City. She is 18 years old, married, and has 1 child who is an infant. To make a living, Jovymar owns & operates a sari-sari (variety) retail store. The primary source of income for the business comes from selling a variety of different products in the local community. Jovymar is just starting this business.
In 2009, Jovymar joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI, and is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the 2nd loan taken out by Jovymar from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement her family’s income.
HSPFI is an accredited partner 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.