A loan of $350 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Jolynida's story

Jolynida P., from the village of Paradise, Banisilan, South Cotabato, is 38 years old, married and has three school-aged children. To make a living, Jolynida owns and operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop selling daily-use products such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, canned goods, instant noodles and junk foods in the local community. Engaged in her business for over four years, she earns approximately 10000 PHP a month.

In 2005, Jolynida joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Having repaid her previous loan of 13000 PHP from HSPFI that was used for additional inventory and working capital, she is now requesting her sixth loan for 15000 PHP to purchase additional products such as canned goods to sell. Jolynida plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand the store.

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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