Gina Y. is from the village of Digkilaan, Iligan City. She is 41 years old, married and has 5 adult-aged children. Gina owns and operates a specialized retail store, buying and selling green bananas and coconuts for copras in the local community. Gina has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 15,000 PHP a month from it.
In 2009, Gina joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Gina has successfully repaid a previous loan of 12,000 PHP from HSPFI, which was used to to purchase additional inventory and increase working capital. Gina is requesting a new loan of 11,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional bananas and coconuts to sell. This will be the 5th loan taken out by Gina from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.
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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About Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc.
Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI) is a non-governmental development organization founded in 1987 to promote Christian values through microfinance services in the Philippines. It partners with Opportunity International and the Mindanao Microfinance Council among others, and offers a range of business and community development services, including savings and insurance programs in addition to lending.