A loan of $400 helped to purchase additional firewood & bananas to sell.


Levenia's story

Levenia M. is from the village of Batinay, Tagpangi, Cagayan de Oro City. She is 32 years old. Levenia is married and has 2 school-aged children. To make a living, Levenia owns & operates a specialized retail store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from buying and selling firewood, bananas & coconuts in the local community. She is also providing services such as pedicure & manicure. Levenia has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Levenia joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Levenia has successfully repaid a previous loan of 17,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional inventory and as working capital. Levenia is requesting a new loan of 17,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional firewood & bananas to sell. This will be the 6th loan taken out by Levenia from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

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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