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

Monica's story

Monica A. is from the village of Villa Verde, Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City. She is 57 years old. Monica is married and has 4 adult-aged children. To make a living, Monica owns and operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling both food and daily use products in the local community. Monica has been engaged in her business for over 1 year and earns approximately 5,300 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2010, Monica joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Monica is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the 1st loan taken out by Monica from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

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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