A loan of $550 helped to purchase additional generic drugs & blankets.


Evelyn's story

Evelyn Z. is from the village of Agusan Canyon, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. She is 53 years old. Evelyn is married and has 6 adult children. To make a living, Evelyn owns and operates a business buying and selling health and generic medicinal products. She also buys and sells curtains, pillow cases and blankets. Evelyn has been engaged in her business for over 6 years and earns approximately 15000 PHP a month.

In 2008, Evelyn joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Evelyn has successfully repaid a previous loan of 17000 PHP from HSPFI and is requesting a new loan of 23000 PHP to purchase additional generic drugs and blankets. This loan will be the seventh loan taken out by Evelyn from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand her business.

About HSPFI: HSPFI is an accredited partner 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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