A loan of $600 helped to purchase additional vegetables like spices, carrots & potatoes.

Arsenio's story

Arsenio is from the village of Manila Group, Wao, Lanao del Sur. He is 53 years old. Arsenio is married and has 6 adult children. To make a living, Arsenio owns & operates a specialized retail store, selling vegetables like cabbages, carrots, potatoes, squash & ginger in the local community. Arsenio has been engaged in his business for over 10 years and earns approximately 10000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Arsenio joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and his ability to engage in business activities. Arsenio has successfully repaid a previous loan of 21000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional inventory & working capital. Arsenio is requesting a new loan of 26000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional vegetables like spices, carrots & potatoes. This will be the 9th loan taken out by Arsenio from HSPFI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand his business.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is one of 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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