A loan of $175 helped to invest in expanding the business.


Eva Marie's story

Eva Marie E. is from the village of Opol, Misamis Oriental. She is 38 years old. Eva Marie is married and has two school-aged children. To make a living, Eva Marie owns and operates a business making and selling specialty food products in the local community. Eva Marie has been in this business for over three years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Eva Marie joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Eva Marie has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase raw ingredients needed to make food products for sale. Eva Marie is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP, which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This loan will be the second loan taken out by Eva Marie from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

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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