A loan of $350 helped to purchase additional dried fish to sell.

Remia's story

Remia B. is from the village of Eastern Wao, Lanao del Sur. She is 55 years old, married, and has four adult children. To make a living, Remia owns and operates a a specialized retail store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from buying and selling dried fish such as dilis, pinikas, and sari in the local community. Remia has been engaged in her business for over six years and earns approximately 15,000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Remia joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Remia has successfully repaid a previous loan of 12,000 PHP from HSPFI, which was used to to purchase additional inventory and acquire working capital. Remia is requesting a new loan of 15,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional dried fish to sell such as pinikas and ulang. This loan will be Remia's seventh loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and 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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