A loan of $200 helped to purchase additional canned goods, breads, & beverages.

Anabel's story

Anabel P. is from the village of Poblacion, Lantapan, Bukidnon. She is 38 years old. Anabel is married and has five school-aged children. Anabel owns and operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop. The main source of income for the business comes from selling canned goods, junk food, breads, shampoo, soap, & biscuits in the local community. Anabel has been engaged in her business for over six years and earns approximately 6000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month from it.

In 2010, Anabel joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to do business. She has successfully repaid her last loan from HSPFI, which was for 5000 PHP and was used to purchase additional inventory & for working capital.

This loan will be her second from HSPFI. Anabel is requesting 8000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional canned goods, breads, & beverages. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand it.

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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