A loan of $275 helped to purchase additional canned goods, junk foods and beverages.


Roselyn's story

Roselyn is from the village of Suarez, Iligan City. She is 31 years old. Roselyn is married and has one school-aged child. To make a living, she owns and operates a sari-sari (variety) retail shop, selling biscuits, junk foods and chocolate milk drinks in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over six years and earns approximately $175 a month for these activities.

In 2009, Roselyn 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 8,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional inventory and as working capital.

Roselyn is requesting a new loan of 11,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional canned goods, junk foods and beverages. This will be her 3rd loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve her business.

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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