A loan of $150 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Erlinda's story

Erlinda C. is from the village of Tag-ibo, Dalipuga, Iligan City. She is 59 years old. Erlinda is married. To make a living, Erlinda owns & operates a business buying and selling vegetables in the local community. Erlinda has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 2,500 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Erlinda joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Erlinda has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI. Erlinda is requesting a new loan of 6,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the second loan taken out by Erlinda 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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