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

Annielyn's story

Annielyn R. is from the village of San Simon, Cagayan de Oro City. She is 29 years old. Annielyn is married and has a school-aged child. To make a living, Annielyn buys and sells ready-to-wear clothing and shoe products in the local community. Annielyn has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 10,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) a month from it.

In 2009, Annielyn joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Annielyn has successfully repaid a previous loan of 7,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell.

Annielyn is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional inventory and as working capital. This will be the fifth loan taken out by Annielyn from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand 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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