Rose Ann A. is from the village of Kinura, in Kalilangan, Bukidnon. She is 23 years old, married, and has 2 infant children. To make a living, Rose Ann owns & operates a service-based business. The main source of income for the business comes from providing motorsikad (a motorcycle with a sidecar) services to local community members, with her husband as the driver. She has been engaged in her business for over 2 years, and earns approximately 7,000 PHP a month.
In 2010, Rose Ann joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI, which was used to to purchase materials needed to provide her service. She is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase materials needed to expand her services. This will be Rose Ann’s 2nd from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand it.
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.