Oliva S. is from the village of Salay, Misamis Oriental. She is 45 years old. Oliva is married and has 7 children. To make a living, Oliva owns & operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop. The main source of income for the business comes from selling both food & daily use products in the local community. Oliva has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 5000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2009, Oliva joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Oliva has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional products to sell. Oliva is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This will be the 4th loan taken out by Oliva 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.