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Martha Isabel Fernandez

City: Carmen de Bolivar Country: Colombia Loan Use: To re stock the business and to adequate it.
Loan Term: 40 Date Posted: September 25, 2018 First Repayment: August 15, 2018
Opportunity International Client Martha Isabel Fernandez

Martha Isabel Fernandez is a hardworking entrepreneur who lives in Carmen de Bolivar, Colombia with her three children. For several years, Martha has owned and managed a restaurant, preparing and selling local dishes to the community. Each morning, she wakes up early to prepare food to sell for the day. Despite her best efforts, it hasn’t been easy for Martha. There was a time when she worried she would not be able to keep her children in school, or even meet their daily needs.
Everything began to change when she joined Opportunity International. Martha received financial training and a loan to invest in her restaurant and purchase ingredients in bulk. With a greater diversity of dishes and a lower wholesale cost for ingredients, Martha was able to attract new customers and increase her profits. Martha’s next step is to hire her first employee to meet the growing needs of the business; down the road, she hopes to generate more jobs within her community by hiring more employees. Thanks to the loan she received, Martha can afford to keep her children in school and grow her business.

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How do entrepreneurs become Opportunity International loan clients?

Opportunity International conducts interviews with prospective clients to get a better understanding of their situation, so we can construct a loan that’s tailored to their needs and capabilities.

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When you help to fund a loan, you are making a donation to Opportunity International. When those funds are repaid by the client, the funds remain in the country where the original client’s loan was disbursed, so that it can help fund more loans. Your initial gift continues to have an impact after the first loan is repaid.

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