A loan of $175 helped to invest in expanding the business.

Geronimo's story

Geronimo P.'s main source of income comes from selling scrap metal and other used products in his community. He is 27 years old, married and has a small child. He is from the village of Santiago, Iligan City. Geronimo has been in his business for over five years and earns approximately 5000 pesos a month.

In 2009, Geronimo joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living conditions and enable him to engage in business activities. Geronimo has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5000 pesos from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase new items to expand his product offering. Geronimo is requesting a new loan of 8000 pesos which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This will be his second loan from HSPFI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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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