Maria is 62 years old and lives in the Philippines. She is married with eight children.
Maria has a food retail shop, or "sari-sari" store, that buys and sells canned goods, snacks, personal care products, home use products, and beverages. She had this business for 10 years. She requested a loan for PHP 30,000 to increase her stock of canned goods, snacks, detergents, shampoo, bath soap, and beverages.
Maria has been a member of HSPFI since 2007. In the future, Maria hopes to improve her business for the education of her children.
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.