A loan of $100 helped to purchase raw ingredients.


Jean's story

Jean P. is from the village of Salay, Misamis Oriental. She is 38 years old. Jean is married and has one infant child. To make a living, Jean owns & operates a business selling snacks & other delicacies in the local community. Jean is just starting this business. In 2009, Jean joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Jean is requesting a new loan of 4,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make her products for sale. This loan will be the first loan taken out by Jean from HSPFI. 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. *Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, we created this template for our field staff to allow them to continue to post loans in English while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.



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