A loan of $250 helped expanding her business.


Benilda's story

Benilda A. is from the village of Binuanagan, in Misamis Oriental. She is 45 years old. Benilda is married and has 1 adult children. To make a living, Benilda owns & operates a sari-sari (general) store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from selling food & essentials in the local community. Benilda has been engaged in her business for over 4 years and earns approximately 8000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Benilda joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Benilda has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional products to sell. Benilda is requesting a new loan of 11000 PHP which will be used to expand her business. This loan will be the 4th loan taken out by Benilda from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand her business.

About HSPFI:

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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