A loan of $150 helped to purchase additional inventory & working capital.


Geraldine's story

Geraldine P. is from the village of Blanco, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental. She is 38 years old. Geraldine is married and has 4 school-aged children. To make a living, Geraldine owns & operates a business venture in the retail sector operating a specialized retail store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling and dealing daily use products such as shampoo, soap & toothpaste from a direct selling company in the local community. Geraldine has been engaged in her business for over 8 years and earns approximately 9000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2010, Geraldine joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Geraldine has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional products to sell. Geraldine is requesting a new loan of 6000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional inventory & working capital. This loan will be the 2nd loan taken out by Geraldine 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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