A loan of $125 helped to invest in expanding the business.


Bevelyn's story

Bevelyn C. is from the village of Tumpagon, Cagayan de oro City. She is 35 years old. Bevelyn is single and has 4 school-aged children. To make a living, Bevelyn owns & operates a business venture in the retail sector running a sari-sari (variety) retail shop. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling both food & daily use products in the local community. Bevelyn has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 4000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Bevelyn joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Bevelyn has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional products to sell. Bevelyn is requesting a new loan of 5000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This loan will be the 5th loan taken out by Bevelyn from HSPFI. Bevelyn chose to have the same amount until its 5th cycle. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand the borrower's business.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is one of 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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