A loan of $250 helped to invest in expanding the business.

Lolita's story

Lolita A. is from the village of Pandan, Mambajao, Camiguin Province. She is 60 years old. Lolita is married and has 6 adult children. To make a living, Lolita owns & operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop selling both food & daily use products in the local community. Lolita has been engaged in her business for over 6 years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Lolita joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and to have the ability to engage in business activities. Lolita has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell. Lolita is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This will be the 3rd loan taken out by Lolita from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the income of her family.

About HSPFI:

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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