Celsa L. is from the village of Balingsag, Misamis oriental. She is 53 years old. Celsa is married and has 8 adult-aged children. To make a living, Celsa owns & operates a business venture in the services sector operating a service-based business. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from providing taxi services to local community members. Celsa has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 3000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2009, Celsa joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Celsa is requesting a new loan of 5000 PHP which will be used to purchase materials needed to provide service. This loan will be the 1st loan taken out by Celsa from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand the borrower's business.
HSPFI is one of 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.