Arlyn B. is from the village of San Isidro, Talakag Bukidnon. She is 30 years old. Arlyn is married and has 2 school-aged children. Arlyn runs a sari-sari (variety) retail shop where she sells both food & daily use products in the local community. Arlyn has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 5000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2009, Arlyn joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and to engage in business activities. Arlyn is requesting a new loan of 5000 PHP, which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This will be the 1st loan taken out by Arlyn from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand the borrower's 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.