A loan of $400 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Carmencita's story

Carmencita G. is from the village of Quiboro, Mambajao, Camiguin Province. She is 29 years old. Carmencita is married and has 3 school-aged children. To make a living, Carmencita owns & operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop selling food & daily use products in the local community. Carmencita has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 7,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Carmencita joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Carmencita has successfully repaid a previous loan of 17,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to invest in expanding the business. Carmencita is requesting a new loan of 18,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be the 7th loan taken out by Carmencita from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the income of the family.

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.

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