A loan of $250 helped to invest in expanding her business.

Mary Jean's story

Mary Jean A. is from the village of Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City. She is 45 years old, is married, and has eight school-aged children.

Mary Jean owns and operates a specialized retail store, selling ready-to-wear items like blouses, shirts and pants in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Mary Jean joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional products to sell.

Mary Jean is requesting a new loan of 11,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding her business. This loan will be her 3rd from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and 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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