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


Adelaida's story

Adelaida N. is from the village of Tambagan, Medina, Misamis Oriental. She is 37 years old. Adelaida is married and has 5 school-aged children. To make a living, Adelaida owns & operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop. The main source of income for the business comes from selling daily use products such as shampoo, soap & toothpaste in the local community. Adelaida has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 4,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Adelaida joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Adelaida has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional inventory and as working capital. Adelaida is requesting a new loan of 11,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be the 4th loan taken out by Adelaida from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to support education of children.

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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