A loan of $125 helped to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale, like rice and eggs.

Evangeline's story

Evangeline E. is from the village of Lawigan, Catarman, Camiguin Province. She is 31 years old. Evangeline is married and has three school-aged children.

To make a living, Evangeline makes and sells snacks and other delicacies, like rice and cheesecakes. She is also making and selling orange ice candies and juices. Evangeline has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 11,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) a month from it.

In 2008, Evangeline joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Evangeline has successfully repaid a previous loan of 12,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional inventory and as working capital.

Evangeline is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale, like rice and eggs. This will be the fifth loan taken out by Evangeline from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/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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