A loan of $250 helped to purchase additional ingredients & working capital.

Epe's story

Epe H. is from the village of Baluarte, Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City. She is 40 years old. Epe is married and has 5 adult-aged children. To make a living, Epe owns & operates a business venture in the food sector making & selling food. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling snacks & other delicacies like banana and sweet potatoes in the local community. Epe has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 5500 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Epe joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Epe has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale. Epe is requesting a new loan of 11000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional ingredients & working capital. This loan will be the 3rd loan taken out by Epe from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand the business.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is one of 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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