A loan of $300 helped to purchase food & drinks for the restaurant.

Charlita's story

Charlita J. is from the village of Talisay, Gingoog City. She is 40 years old. Charlita is married and has two school-aged children. To make a living, Charlita owns & operates a mini-restaurant. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from serving a variety of different meals to customers like "adobo" & "afritada" in the local community. She also runs a retail store selling canned goods & snack foods. Charlita has been engaged in her businesses for over 5 years and earns approximately 4000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Charlita joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Charlita has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional inventory and as working capital. Charlita is requesting a new loan of 12,000 PHP which will be used to purchase food & drinks for the restaurant. This will be the 4th loan taken out by Charlita from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her businesses.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is an accredited partner of Opportunity International in the Philippines. It is based in Cagayan de Oro City and reaches out to the poor households of Northern Mindanao.

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