A loan of $350 helped to purchase additional products to sell.


Jessie's story

Jessie S. is from the village of Tumpagon, Cagayan de Oro City. She is 29 years old. Jessie is married and has 2 school-aged children. To make a living, Jessie owns & operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop. The main source of income for the business comes from selling both food & daily use products in the local community. Jessie has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 8,000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2008, Jessie joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Jessie has successfully repaid a previous loan of 14,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell. Jessie is requesting a new loan of 15,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be the 5th loan taken out by Jessie from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business. About HSPFI: HSPFI is an accredited partner of Opportunity International in the Philippines. It is based in Cagayan de Oro City and reaches out to the poor households of Northern Mindanao. *Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, we created this template for our field staff to allow them to continue to post loans in English while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.



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