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

Zenaida's story

Zenaida R. is from the village of Liong, Guinsiliban, Camiguin Province. She is 34 years old, married and has 5 school-aged children. Zenaida owns and operates a sari-sari (variety) shop, selling both food and daily use products in the local community. Zenaida has been engaged in her business for over 1 year and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month from it.

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