A loan of $325 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Rosalinda's story

Rosalinda C. is from the village of Salawagan, Quezon Bukidnon. She is 53 years old, married and has 2 adult-aged children. To make a living, Rosalinda owns and operates a business venture in the retail sector running a sari-sari (variety) shop. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from selling both food and daily use products in the local community. Rosalinda has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 6,000 PHP per month for these activities.

In 2007, Rosalinda joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Rosalinda has successfully repaid a previous loan of 15,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used as working capital and to purchase additional inventory. Rosalinda is requesting a new loan of 15,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the 9th loan taken out by Rosalinda from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement her family's income.

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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