A loan of $300 helped to buy additional products to sell in her "sari-sari.".

Rosie's story

Rosie E. is from Barangay Tumpagon, a village within Cagayan de Oro City on Mindanao. She is 35 years old, married and has five school-aged children. Rosie runs her own sari-sari (variety) store from which she sells a variety of different products to the local community. Rosie has been in business for over three years and earns approximately 7,000 PHP a month.

In 2008, Rosie joined HSPFI to gain access to its financial services. Rosie is requesting a loan of 14,000 PHP, her fourth from HSPFI (her third, successfully repaid, was a loan of 11,000 PHP from HSPFI). She will use her loan to purchase additional products to sell. She plans to use all revenue from her business to supplement her family’s income.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is an accredited partner 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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