A loan of $150 helped to invest in expanding the business.

Prudencia's story

Prudencia G. is from the village of Manolo, Fortich Bukidnon. She is 47 years old. Prudencia is widowed and has 6 adult children. To make a living, Prudencia owns & operates a business venture in the agriculture sector, raising livestock. The main source of income for the business comes from raising pigs for sale. Prudencia has been engaged in her business for over 2 years and earns approximately 4000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Prudencia joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Prudencia has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase baby livestock to raise & sell in future. Prudencia is requesting a new loan of 6,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This will be the 2nd loan taken out by Prudencia from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is an accredited partner of Opportunity International in the Philippines. It is based in Cagayan de Oro City and reaches out to the poor households of Northern Mindanao.

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