A loan of $250 helped to purchase additional coconuts for copras to sell.

Jeanne's story

Jeanne S. is from the village of Bangbang, Medina, Misamis Oriental. She is 40 years old. Jeanne is single and has 2 school-aged children. To make a living, Jeanne owns and operates a specialized retail store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from buying and selling coconuts for copras in the local community. Jeanne has been engaged in her business for over 6 years and earns approximately 6,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2010, Jeanne joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Jeanne has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional inventory & working capital. Jeanne is requesting a new loan of 10000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional coconuts for copras to sell. This loan will be the 3rd loan taken out by Jeanne from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand the borrower's 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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