A loan of $250 helped to purchase raw ingredients needed, like pork and chicken meat and spices.


Nimfa's story

Nimfa L. is from the village of Bonbon, Catarman, Camiguin Province. She is 35 years old. Nimfa is married and has seven school-aged children. To make a living, she owns and operates a business of making and selling specialty food, like chicken and pork kabobs, in the local community. Nimfa has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately $125 a month for these activities.

Nimfa 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 7,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional ingredients and as working capital.

Nimfa is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed, like pork and chicken meat and spices. This will be her 3rd loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve 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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