Grace D. V. is from the village of Canituan, Cagayan de Oro City. She is 33 years old. Grace is married and has 3 school-aged children. To make a living, Grace owns & operates a business venture in the food sector, butchering and selling meat in the market. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from butchering & selling pork in the market. Grace has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 8000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2008, Grace joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Grace has successfully repaid a previous loan of 11,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional products to sell. Grace is requesting a new loan of 14,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This will be the 4th loan taken out by Grace from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.
HSPFI is an accredited partner of Opportunity International in the Philippines. It is based in Cagayan de Oro City and reaches 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.