A loan of $150 helped to purchase raw materials to manufacture additional products.

Darlena's story

Darlena D. is from the village of Maputi, Naawan, Misamis Oriental. She is 46 years old. Darlena is married and has 3 children. To make a living, Darlena owns & operates a manufacturing business. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from manufacturing & selling sack-made bags or "sakobags" products to local businesses and community members. Darlena has been engaged in her business for over 8 years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Darlena joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Darlena has successfully repaid a previous loan of 6000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional raw materials to expand product offerings. Darlena is requesting a new loan of 6000 PHP which will be used to purchase raw materials to manufacture additional products. This will be the 2nd loan taken out by Darlena from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand the borrower's business.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is an accredited partnersof 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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