A loan of $250 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Alejandra's story

Alejandra C. is from the village of Tagpangi, Cagayan de Oro City. She is 52 years old. Alejandra is married and has eight school-aged children. To make a living, Alejandra owns & operates a specialized retail business buying and selling firewood in the local community. Alejandra has been engaged in her business for over nine years and earns approximately 8,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2007, Alejandra joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Alejandra has successfully repaid a previous loan of 11,000 PHP from HSPFI. Alejandra is requesting a new loan of 11,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the fourth loan taken out by Alejandra from HSPFI. It is Alejandra's discretion to limit her loan amount to 11,000 PHP. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her 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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