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

Lusviminda's story

Lusviminda D. is from the village of Santiago, Iligan City. She is 53 years old. Lusviminda is married and has three school-aged children.

To make a living, Lusviminda operates a specialized retail store. The main source of income for this business is from selling scrap metal and other used products in the local community. Lusviminda has been engaged in her business for over eight years and she earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Lusviminda joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Lusviminda is requesting a loan of 5000 PHP which she will use to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be her first from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to support the education of her children.


HSPFI is one of 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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