A loan of $200 helped to purchase additional canned goods, biscuits & snack foods.


Susan's story

Susan E. is from the village of Babahogan, Lantapan, Bukidnon. She is 57 years old. Susan is married and has nine adult children. To make a living, Susan owns & operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop. The main source of income for the business comes from buying and selling canned goods, snack foods, beverages, candies, shampoo, soap & biscuits in the local community. Susan has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 5000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2010, Susan joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Susan has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional inventory and as working capital. Susan is requesting a new loan of 8000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional canned goods, biscuits & snack foods. This will be the 2nd loan taken out by Susan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/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 reaches out to the poor households of Northern Mindanao. *Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, we created this template for our field staff to allow them to continue to post loans in English while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.



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