A loan of $600 helped to purchase additional products to sell like canned goods & snacks.


Alona's story

Alona R. is from the village of Malipayon, Pangantucan, Bukidnon. She is 36 years old. Alona is married and has 5 school-aged children. To make a living, Alona owns & operates a business venture in the retail sector running a sari-sari (variety) retail shop. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from buying and selling daily use products such as canned goods, junk foods, beverages & assorted candies & biscuits in the local community. Alona has been engaged in her business for over 12 years and earns approximately 15000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Alona joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Alona has successfully repaid a previous loan of 23000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional inventory & working capital. Alona is requesting a new loan of 26000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell like canned goods & snacks. This loan will be the 8th loan taken out by Alona from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the 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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