Bienvenida S. is from the village of Western, Wao, Lanao del Sur. She is 50 years old. Bienvenida is married and has 3 school-aged children. To make a living, Bienvenida owns & operates a business venture in the services sector operating a tailoring business. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from providing general alteration & tailoring services like school uniforms to local community members. Bienvenida has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 15000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2009, Bienvenida joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Bienvenida has successfully repaid a previous loan of 13000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional tailoring equipment such as needles & threads. Bienvenida is requesting a new loan of 15000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional fabrics & materials. This loan will be the 5th loan taken out by Bienvenida from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to expand the 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.