A loan of $325 helped to invest in expanding the business.

Wenifreda's story

Wenifreda A. is from the village of Mibantang, Quezon, Bukidnon. She is 56 years old. Wenifreda is married and has 7 grown children. To make a living, Wenifreda owns & operates a mini-restaurant, serving a variety of different meals to customers in the local community. Wenifreda has been engaged in her business for over 7 years and earns approximately 10000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Wenifreda joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Wenifreda has successfully repaid a previous loan of 11000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase food & drinks for the restaurant. Wenifreda is requesting a new loan of 14000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This will be the 4th loan taken out by Wenifreda 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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