Lurcille B. is from the village of Agoho, Mambajao, Camiguin Province. She is 52 years old. Lurcille is married and has two adult children. To make a living, Lurcille owns & operates a specialized retail store. The main source of income for the business comes from buying and selling seafood products including fish like sardines & milk fish in the local community. Lurcille has been engaged in her business for over nine years and earns approximately 5000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2008, Lurcille joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Lurcille has successfully repaid a previous loan of 7000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional inventory and as working capital. Lurcille is requesting a new loan of 7000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional fish like sardines & mackerel. This will be the 5th loan taken out by Lurcille from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.
HSPFI is an accredited partner of Opportunity International in the Philippines. It is based in Cagayan de Oro City and reaches 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.