A loan of $275 helped to purchase additional sacks of rice to be retailed.

Leonilo's story

Leonilo C. is from the village of Dalirig, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. He is 54 years old. Leonilo is single. To make a living, Leonilo owns & operates a specialized retail store, selling vegetables like eggplants & squash & retailing rice per kilogram in the local community. Leonilo has been engaged in his business for over 10 years and earns approximately 15000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2010, Leonilo joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and his ability to engage in business activities. Leonilo has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional inventory & working capital. Leonilo is requesting a new loan of 11000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional sacks of rice to be retailed. This will be the 3rd loan taken out by Leonilo from HSPFI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and 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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