A loan of $125 helped to purchase fish to sell.

Nenita's story

Nenita T. is from the village of Letican, Mahinog, in Camiguin Province. She is 45 years old. Nenita is married and has 2 adult children. To make a living, Nenita owns & operates a business buying and selling seafood products such as sardines, shrimps & squids in the local community. Nenita has been engaged in her business for over 20 years and earns approximately 10000 PHP a month from these activities.

In 2009, Nenita joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Nenita has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional inventory & fund working capital.

Nenita is requesting a new loan of 5000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional fish like salmon & sardines to sell. This loan will be the 4th loan taken out by Nenita from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her 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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