Total loan: $225


Camiguin, Northern Mindanao, Philippines / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase new items to expand product offering.

Marysol's story

Marysol B. is from the village of Mambajao, Camiguin Province. She is 30 years old. Marysol is married and has 2 school-aged children. To make a living, Marysol owns and operates a 'sari-sari' (variety) retail shop. The main source of income for the business comes from selling both food and daily use products in the local community. Marysol has been engaged in her business for over 4 years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Marysol joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Marysol has successfully repaid a previous loan of 7,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional products to sell. Marysol is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase new items to expand product offering. This will be the 3rd loan taken out by Marysol from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is one of accredited partners 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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