A loan of $125 helped to purchase additional products to sell.


Evelyn's story

Evelyn I. is from the village of Mahayahay, Iligan City. She is 45 years old, married and has 3 school-aged children. Evelyn owns & operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop shere she sells canned food, snack food & daily-use products like shampoos and toothpaste. Evelyn has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month.

In 2010, Evelyn joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be her 1st loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve and 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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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: October 13, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI)

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: October 13, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI)