A loan of $200 helped to purchase materials needed to expand services provided.

Annabelle's story

Annabelle P. is from the village of Sta. Cruz, Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental. She is 27 years old. Annabelle is married and has three school-aged children. To make a living, Annabelle provides repair and repainting services for various vehicles like multi-purpose cabs, jeepneys and cars to local community members. Annabelle has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 6,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) a month from it.

In 2010, Annabelle joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Annabelle has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase materials needed to provide service. Annabelle is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase materials needed to expand services provided. This will be the second loan taken out by Annabelle 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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