A loan of $300 helped to buy coconuts & bananas to resell.


Cenalisa's story

Cenalisa is from the village of Tinabalan, Gingoog City. She is 37 years old. Cenalisa is married and has 5 school-aged children. To make a living, Cenalisa sells coconuts and bananas in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 5000 PHP a month from these activities.

In 2009, Cenalisa 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 12000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional inventory & fund working capital.

Cenalisa is requesting a new loan of 12000 PHP to purchase additional coconuts and bananas to resell. This will be her 4th loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated improve/expand her 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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