A loan of $300 helped to invest in expanding her business.


Sally's story

Sally O. is from the village of Baikingon, Cagayan de Oro. She is 29 years old, married, and has three school-aged children.

Sally owns and operates a business raising pigs for sale. She has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 2,000 PHP a month.

In 2007, Sally joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 11,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase piglets to raise and sell.

Sally is requesting a new loan of 13,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding her business. This will be her 4th loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to support the education of her children and to support the needs of the family.

About HSPFI: HSPFI is one of the 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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