Cleofel S. is from the village of Malipayon, Pangantucan Bukidnon. She is 35 years old and married with five school-aged children. To make a living, she has a business providing rice milling services to local community members. She has been in this business for over five years and earns approximately 12,000 to 20,000 PHP a month.
In 2009, Cleofel 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 8000 PHP which will be used for maintenance of the rice mill. This loan will be the second loan taken out by Cleofel from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated 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.