Dandy E. is from the village of San Simon, Cagayan de Oro City. He is 38 years old. Dandy is married and has three school-aged children. He owns a sari-sari (variety) retail shop. His main source of income comes from selling food and daily use products. Dandy has been engaged in his business for over five years and earns approximately 6,000 PHP a month.
In 2010, Dandy joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and his ability to engage in business activities. Dandy is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP, which he will use to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be Dandy's first loan from HSPFI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand his business.
HSPFI is an accredited partner 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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About Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc.
Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI) is a non-governmental development organization founded in 1987 to promote Christian values through microfinance services in the Philippines. It partners with Opportunity International and the Mindanao Microfinance Council among others, and offers a range of business and community development services, including savings and insurance programs in addition to lending.