A loan of $250 helped to purchase general farm supplies & equipment.


Letecia's story

Letecia B. is from the village of Pelaez, Claveria, Misamis Oriental. She is 44 years old. Letecia is separated from her spouse and has three school-aged children. To make a living, she plants and harvests corn to sell. She has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately $175 a month for these activities.

In 2008, Letecia joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase fertilizers such as manure.

Letecia is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase general farm supplies and equipment. This will be her 4th loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve 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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