A loan of $250 helped to purchase materials such as hair scissors needed for his barbershop business.

David's story

David A. is from the village of Kiburiao, Quezon, Bukidnon. He is 67 years old. David is widowed and has 9 adult-aged children. To make a living, David owns & operates a service-based business. The main source of income for the business comes primarily from providing barber hair cuts and hairdressing services to local community members. David has been engaged in his business for over 20 years and earns approximately 5000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 1999, David joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. David has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase materials needed to provide service. David is requesting a new loan of 10000 PHP which will be used to purchase materials needed for the maintenance of his barber service like pair of hair scissors. This loan will be the 13th loan taken out by David from HSPFI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand his 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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