Jissie is 44 years old. married, has three children and earns a living by running a sari-sari store (or small retail shop) where she sells items such as canned goods, soap, toothpaste, snacks and biscuits. She has been in this business for five years and is applying for a loan for PHP 8,000 to buy more items to sell to her customers. She joined HSPFI earlier this year as a way to improve her business.
About Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc.
Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI) is a non-governmental development organization founded in 1987 to promote Christian values through microfinance services in the Philippines. It partners with Opportunity International and the Mindanao Microfinance Council among others, and offers a range of business and community development services, including savings and insurance programs in addition to lending.