A loan of $125 helped to purchase additional bananas.


Berlina's story

Berlina C. is from the village of Ricoro, Gingoog City. She is 51 years old. and married with three adult children. To make a living, Berlina has a business buying and selling sweet and green bananas. Berlina has been engaged in her business for over two years and earns approximately 3000 PHP a month.

In 2010, Berlina joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5000 PHP from HSPFI and is requesting a new loan of 5000 PHP to purchase additional bananas. This will be the second loan taken out by Berlina from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve and 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 is reaching out to the poor households of Northern Mindanao.

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