Christopher D. is from the village of Tumpagon, Cagayan de Oro City. He is 33 years old and married with three school-aged children. To make a living, Christopher provides motorcycle or habal-habal transportation services to local community members. Christopher has been engaged in his business for over 4 years and earns approximately 9500 PHP a month.
In 2008, Christopher joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. He has successfully repaid a previous loan of 17000 PHP from HSPFI which was used to to purchase materials needed to provide service. Christopher is requesting a new loan of 20000 PHP which will also be used to purchase materials needed to provide service. This loan will be the sixth loan taken out by Christopher from HSPFI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand his business.
About HSPFI: HSPFI is an accredited partner 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.