A loan of $225 helped to purchase additional products to sell.


Jodina's story

Jodina Z., from the village of Medina, Misamis Oriental, is 41 years old, married, and has one school-aged child. To make a living, Jodina owns and operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop that sells both food and daily use products in the local community. Engaged in her business for over four years, she earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month.



In 2009, Jodina joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Having fully repaid a previous loan of 7,000 PHP from HSPFI that was used to purchase additional products to sell, she is now requesting a new loan, her third, of 9,000 PHP which will be used for the same purpose. Jodina plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement her family's income.



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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