Leonita T. is from the village of Ilaya, Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City. She is 41 years old. Leonita is widowed and has 4 children. To make a living, Leonita owns & operates a specialized retail business. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from selling "RTW" or Ready-To-Wear items in the local community. Leonita has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2010, Leonita joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Leonita is requesting a loan of 5000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be the 1st loan taken out by Leonita 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 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.