A loan of $325 helped to purchase additional inventory and working capital.

Girlie's story

Girlie A. is from the village of Bangahan, Pangantucan, Bukidnon. She is 35 years old. Girlie is married and has four school-aged children. To make a living, Girlie owns and operates a business running a sari-sari (variety) retail shop. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling both food and daily-use products in the local community. Girlie has been engaged in her business for more than three years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Girlie joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Girlie has successfully repaid a previous loan of 11,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional products to sell. Girlie is requesting a new loan of 14,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional inventory and as working capital. This loan will be the fourth loan taken out by Girlie from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/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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