Riza B. is from the village of Eastern in Wao, Lanao Del Sur. She is 34 years old and married with 4 school-aged children. To make a living, Riza runs a sari-sari (variety) retail store selling both food & daily use products in the local community. Riza has been engaged in her business for over 11 years and earns approximately 7,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2009, Riza joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Riza has successfully repaid a previous loan of 7,000 PHP from HSPFI. Riza is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to expand her product offering. This loan will be the 3rd loan taken out by Riza from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to support education of children.
HSPFI is one of 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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About Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc.
Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI) is a non-governmental development organization founded in 1987 to promote Christian values through microfinance services in the Philippines. It partners with Opportunity International and the Mindanao Microfinance Council among others, and offers a range of business and community development services, including savings and insurance programs in addition to lending.