A loan of $200 helped to purchase additional cooking ingredients like flour, eggs & sugar.

Wilma's story

Wilma G. is from the village of Poblacion 2, Banisilan, South Cotabato. She is 30 years old, married, and has 2 school-aged children. To make a living, Wilma owns & operates a bakeshop. The main source of income for the business comes from baking & selling a variety of confectionaries such as cookies and cakes in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 6,000 PHP a month.

In 2010, Wilma joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from HSPFI, which was used to purchase additional ingredients & as working capital. She is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional cooking ingredients like flour, eggs & sugar. This will be Wilma’s 2nd loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand it.

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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