A loan of $125 helped to purchase additional firewood to sell.

Antonieta's story

Antonieta P. is from the village of San Miguel, Gingoog City. She is 37 years old. Antonieta is married and has nine school-aged children. To make a living, she sells firewood in the local community. She also makes and sells snacks, like rice and cheese cakes. She has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately $125 a month for these activities.

In 2010, Antonieta joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional inventory and as working capital.

Antonieta is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional firewood to sell. This will be her 2nd loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve her business.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is one of the 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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