Lalyn A. lives in the village of Eastern Wao, Lanao del Sur. She is 21 years old, single and makes a living by running a shop that sells ready-to-wear and ukay-ukay (or used) clothing. She has been in this business for more than three years and earns about 10,000 PHP a month from her work.
Last year, Lalyn joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her life and ability to engage in business. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI and is applying for a new one, for 8,000 PHP, to buy more used clothing to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated by her business to continue expanding it.
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.