A loan of $125 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Venancia's story

Venancia J. is from the village of Banga, Wao, Lanao del Sur. She is 35 years old and married with 2 school-aged children. To make a living Venancia runs a sari-sari (variety) retail shop where she sells food and daily use products in the local community. Venancia has been engaged in her business for over 2 years and earns approximately 8,000 PHP a month.

In 2010, Venancia joined HSPFI to improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Venancia is requesting her first loan, for 5,000 PHP, which she will use to purchase additional products to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue to supplement her family's income.


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.


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