Ginalyn R.'s main source of income comes from making and selling snacks and delicacies like ube jam, banana que and fried sweet potato in her community. She is 23 years old, married and has one small child. They are from the village of San Isidro, Talakag, Bukidnon. Ginalyn is just starting this business.
In 2010, Ginalyn joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living conditions and enable her to engage in business activities. Ginalyn is requesting a loan of 5,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products to sell. This will be her first loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue to supplement the income of her family.
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.