A loan of $125 helped to purchase food ingredients for her business.


Elsie's story

Elsie A. is from the town of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. She is 39 years old. Elsie is married and has 10 adult children. To make a living, Elsie owns & operates a business selling specialty food products in the local community. Elsie has been engaged in her business for over a year and earns approximately 6,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Elsie joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and to engage in business activities. Elsie is requesting a new loan of 5000 PHP. She will purchase the raw ingredients that are needed to make the homemade food products that she has for sale in her small food stall. This loan will be the 1st loan taken out by Elsie from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to support needs of her family.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is one of 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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