A loan of $125 helped to invest in expanding the business.


Rodel's story

Rodel I., a single 26-year-old from Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City, raises pigs for sale, a business he only recently started. He is also working as a construction worker in a nearby subdivision to support his daily needs.

In 2009, Rodel joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. He is now requesting a loan of 5000 PHP to invest in expanding the business. This loan will be his first from HSPFI, and he plans to invest the additional revenue generated from the business for his future use.

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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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: May 29, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI)

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: May 29, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI)