Firmen D. is from Barangay 5, Talakag, Bukidnon. He is 54 years old, is married, and has three school-aged children.
Firmen owns and operates a business providing "trisikad" or pedicab transportation services to local community members. He has been engaged in his business for over twenty-six years and earns approximately 2,000 PHP a month.
In 2010, Firmen joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and his ability to engage in business activities. He is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase materials needed to provide service. This loan will be his first from HSPFI.
Firmen plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand his 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.