A loan of $200 helped to purchase raw ingredients.


Jean's story

Jean C. is from the village of Mahayahay, Medina, Misamis Oriental. She is 44 years old. Jean is married and has 3 school-aged children. Jean owns & operates a food production/sales business where she sells snacks & other delicacies. Jean has been engaged in her business for over 1 year and earns approximately 1,500 PHP a month.

In 2009, Jean joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Jean has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used as start-up capital. Jean is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale. This loan will be the second loan taken out by Jean from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to supplement her family's income.

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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