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


Giovanne's story

Giovanne T. sells soft drinks and other beverages in the MOGCHS school canteen. He is 29 years old, separated from his spouse and has two school-age children. He is from the village of Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City. Giovanne has been in this business for over three years and earns approximately 7000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Giovanne joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living conditions and enable him to engage in business activities. Giovanne is requesting a loan of 5000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This will be his first loan from HSPFI. He plans to use the additional revenue to support the education of his children and provide for the needs of his 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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