A loan of $250 helped to purchase materials needed for the maintenance of their motorcycle.

Levie's story

Levie C. is from the village of Eastern, Wao, Lanao del Sur. She is 25 years old. Levie is married and has one infant child. To make a living, Levie owns & operates a service-based business. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from providing motorcycle or "habal-habal" services with her husband as the driver to local community members. Levie has been engaged in her business for over one year and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month for these activities. In the picture, Levie is carrying her one-year-old daughter.

In 2010, Levie joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Levie has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase materials needed to provide service. Levie is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase materials needed for the maintenance of their motorcycle. This will be the 4th loan taken out by Levie from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is an accredited partner of Opportunity International in the Philippines. It is based in Cagayan de Oro City and reaches out to the poor households of Northern Mindanao.

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