A loan of $400 helped to purchase additional inventory & working capital.


Leonora's story

Leonora S. is from the village of Kimanait, Pangantucan, Bukidnon. She is 44 years old. Leonora is married and has 4 adult children. To make a living, Leonora owns & operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop, selling both food & daily use products in the local community. Leonora has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 8000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Leonora joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Leonora has successfully repaid a previous loan of 15000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell. Leonora is requesting a new loan of 18000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional inventory & working capital. This will be the 6th loan taken out by Leonora 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 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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