Mrs. Edithrudes N. is 59 and married, with three children. When she was still in high school, her parents taught her to be more resourceful, finding ways to address her needs. When she got married, she always intended to venture into business and help her husband earn a living. At first, she cooked foods like pork, vegetables, and fish and sold it to their neighbors. Then she decided to join HSPFI and received PHP 10000 for her third loan. She used the fund to buy five head of pigs that were ready to be slaughtered. The raw products (pork) were delivered to their established customers as per their orders. With her ability to run the meat vending business, both she and her husband are more focused. As the business grows, they are getting more good customers. So she applied for her sixth loan in the amount of PHP17000 to purchase 10 head of pigs to meet the demands of her customers. She dreams of buying her own delivery truck to make her business easier and more convenient.
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.