A loan of $125 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Lumenada's story

Lumenada S. is from the village of Salawagan, Quezon Bukidnon. She is 44 years old. Lumenada is married and has 4 school-aged children. To make a living, Lumenada owns and operates a specialized retail business. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from selling daily use products such as corn, soft brooms and coffee in the local community. Lumenada has been engaged in her business for over 11 years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 20009, Lumenada joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Lumenada is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be the 1st loan taken out by Lumenada from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to support the education of her children and supplement her income.

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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