Juliet R. is from the village of Duka, Medina, Misamis Oriental. She is 59 years old. Juliet is married and has 3 adult-aged children. To make a living, Juliet owns and operates a specialized retail store. The main source of income for the business comes from buying and selling coconuts for copras (dried coconut) in the local community. Juliet has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2010, Juliet joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Juliet has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional coconuts and increase working capital. Juliet is requesting a new loan of 11,000 PHP that will be used to purchase additional coconuts for copras. This loan will be the 3rd loan taken out by Juliet from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.
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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About Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc.
Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI) is a non-governmental development organization founded in 1987 to promote Christian values through microfinance services in the Philippines. It partners with Opportunity International and the Mindanao Microfinance Council among others, and offers a range of business and community development services, including savings and insurance programs in addition to lending.