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

Jamias's story

Jamias H. is from the village of Jasaan , Misamis Oriental. She is 49 years old. Jamias is married and has 3 adult children. To make a living, Jamias owns and operates a 'sari-sari' (variety) retail shop. The main source of income for the business comes from selling both food and daily use products in the local community. Jamias has been engaged in her business for over 15 years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Jamias joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Jamias is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This will be the 1st loan taken out by Jamias from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

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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