Jusilene A. runs a sari-sari (variety retail shop) selling food and daily use products like eggs, canned goods, coffee, milk and more in her community. She is 39 years old, married and has two grown-up children. She is from the village of Mambajao, Camiguin province. Jusilene has been in her business for over three years and earns approximately 5,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month.
In 2009, Jusilene joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living conditions and enable her to engage in business activities. Jusilene has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI which was used to to purchase products to sell. Jusilene is requesting a new loan of 6,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This will be her third loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue to improve and expand her business.
HSPFI is one of the 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.