A loan of $675 helped to invest in expanding the business.

Cresencia's story

Cresencia Z. is from the village of Damayuhan, Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental. She is 54 years old. Cresencia is married and has 3 adult children. To make a living, Cresencia owns & operates a specialized retail store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from selling gasoline and used oil in the local community. Cresencia has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 15,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2006, Cresencia joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Cresencia has successfully repaid a previous loan of 30,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional inventory and as working capital. Cresencia is requesting a new loan of 30,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This will be the 15th loan taken out by Cresencia from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the income of the family.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is an accredited partner of Opportunity International in the Philippines. It is based in Cagayan de Oro City and reaches out to the poor households of Northern Mindanao.

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