A loan of $250 helped to purchase additional products to sell like dried fish and squid.


Jeana's story

Jeana A. is from the village of Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin Province. She is 43 years old. Jeana is married and has five adult-aged children. To make a living, she owns and operates a retail business, buying and selling dried fish and squid in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately $125 a month for these activities.

In 2010, Jeana 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 inventory and as working capital. Jeana is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional fish and squid to sell. This will be her 3rd loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to expand 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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