A loan of $125 helped to purchase food and drinks for the restaurant.

Nora's story

Nora T. is from the village of Poblacion, Don Carlos, Bukidnon. She is 47 years old, married, and has three adult children. To make a living, Nora owns and operates a mini-restaurant. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from serving a variety of different meals to customers, such as chicken, pork adobo, afritada, and caldereta, in the local community. Nora has been engaged in her business for over two years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month.

In 2010, Nora joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Nora is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase food and drinks for the restaurant. This loan will be Nora's first loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and 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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