A loan of $275 helped to purchase additional inventory and to use as working capital.


Josefina's story

Josefina D. is from Barangay 25, Pandan, Gingoog City. She is 39 years old and is married with eleven school-aged children.

Josefina owns and operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop, selling both food and daily-use products in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over twenty years and earns approximately 7,000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Josefina joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 11,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell.

Josefina is requesting a new loan of 12,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional inventory and used as working capital. This loan will be her 4th from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and 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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