A loan of $425 helped to purchase raw materials to manufacture sandals.


Rosebel's story

Rosebel A. is from the village of Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City. She is 31 years old. Rosebel is married and has 6 small children. To make a living, Rosebel owns & operates a business manufacturing and selling slippers and sandals to local community members. Rosebel has been engaged in her business for over 6 years and earns approximately 15000 PHP a month from these activities.

In 2007, Rosebel joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Rosebel has successfully repaid a previous loan of 15000 PHP from HSPFI. That loan was used to purchase raw materials to expand product offerings.

Rosebel is requesting a new loan of 18000 PHP, which will be used to purchase more raw materials to manufacture additional products. This loan will be Rosebel's 8th loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated 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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