A loan of $125 helped to purchase new items to expand product offering.


Dante's story

Dante R. runs a sari-sari (variety) retail shop selling food and daily use products in his community. He is 40 years old, married and has five school-age children. They are from the village of Saray, Iligan City. Dante has been in his business for over three years and earns approximately 4,000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Dante joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Dante is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase new items to expand his product offering. This will be his first loan from HSPFI. He plans to use the additional revenue to improve and expand his business.

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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