A loan of $400 helped to buy materials needed to expand services provided.

Jimmy's story

Jimmy B. is from the village of Tumpagon, Cagayan de Oro City. He is 24 years old, married, and has one infant child. To make a living, Jimmy provides transport services to local community members using his own motorcycle. He has been engaged in his business for over a year and earns approximately $153 a month from this activity.

In 2008, Jimmy joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. He has successfully repaid a previous loan of 14,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to repair a transport vehicle used in the business and part of the loan was used to pay the monthly amortization of his motorcycle.

Jimmy is requesting a new loan of 17,000 PHP which will be used to purchase materials needed to expand the services he provides. He wants to put an extension on his motorcycle in order to transport more passengers from their village down to the city. This will be his 5th loan from HSPFI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the income of his family.

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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