A loan of $325 helped to invest in expanding the business.

Cheryl's story

Cheryl N. is from the village of Malipayon, Pangantucan Bukidnon. Cheryl is married and has 2 school-aged children. Cheryl owns and operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop. The main source of income for the business comes from selling a variety of different products in the local community. Cheryl has been involved in her business for over 8 years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month from these activities.

In 2008, Cheryl joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Cheryl has successfully repaid a previous loan of 14,000 PHP from HSPFI. For her 6th loan, Cheryl is requesting the same amount of 14000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to support her children's education .

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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