A loan of $125 helped to purchase additional tailoring equipment, such as needles & thread.

Paz's story

Paz C. is from the village of Sta. Ines, Talisayan, Gingoog City. She is 51 years old. Paz is married and has 3 adult-aged children. To make a living, Paz owns & operates a business venture in the services sector operating a tailoring business. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from providing general alteration & tailoring services of curtains, pillow covers & bed sheets to local community members. Paz has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 12000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2007, Paz joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Paz has successfully repaid a previous loan of 15000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional fabrics & materials. Paz is requesting a new loan of 5000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional tailoring equipment, such as needles & thread. This loan will be the 12th loan taken out by Paz 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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