A loan of $250 helped to purchase additional inventory & working capital.

Flordelisa's story

Flordelisa E. is from the village of Salawagan, Quezon, Bukidnon. She is 35 years old. Flordelisa is married and has 2 school-aged children. To make a living, Flordelisa owns & operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop, selling both food & daily use products in the local community. Flordelisa has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 6000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Flordelisa joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Flordelisa has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell. Flordelisa is requesting a new loan of 10000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional inventory & working capital. This will be the 3rd loan taken out by Flordelisa 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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