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


Herminia's story

Herminia P. is from the village of Francfort, Bumbaran, Lanao del Sur. She is 39 years old. Herminia is married and has two school-aged children. To make a living, she owns and operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop, selling both food and daily use products, and also retailing rice per kilogram in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately $225 a month for these activities.

In 2009, Herminia 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 10,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell.

Herminia is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional inventory and as working capital. This will be her 7th 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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