A loan of $250 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Marivic's story

Marivic D. C. is from the village of Purok 5, Barangay 17, JC Extension, Gingoog City. She is 31 years old. Marivic is married and has three school-aged children. To make a living, Marivic owns & operates a sari-sari (variety) retail store selling a variety of different products in the local community. Marivic has been engaged in her business for over four years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Marivic joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Marivic has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8,000 PHP from HSPFI. Marivic is requesting a new loan of 11,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the third loan taken out by Marivic from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the family's income and 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 D. Oro City and is reaching out to the poor households of Northern Mindanao.

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