A loan of $275 helped to purchase new inventory.

Evelyn's story

Evelyn R. is from the village of Kauswagan, Dangcagan, Bukidnon. Evelyn is married and has two school-aged children. To make a living, Evelyn owns & operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop where she sells both food & daily use products in the local community. Evelyn has been engaged in her business for over 12 years and earns approximately 15,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Evelyn joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Evelyn has successfully repaid a previous loan of 11,000 PHP from HSPFI. Evelyn is requesting a new loan of 12,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase new items to expand her product offering. This loan will be the fourth loan taken out by Evelyn 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.

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