A loan of $175 helped to buy new varieties of food for her food stall.


Marina's story

Marina M. is from the village of Mambajao, a part of Camiguin Province on the island of Mindanao. She is 35 years old, single and has school-aged children. Marina operates her own stall from which she sells a variety of foods to the local community. She has been in business for over ten years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month.


In 2009, Marina joined HSPFI to gain access to its financial services. She is requesting a new loan of 7000 PHP which will be used to stock new varieties of food so as to expand her offerings. Marina successfully repaid a previous loan of 4,000 PHP, her second from HSPFI. She plans to use all additional revenue generated to grow her business.


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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