Zenaida Tabigue lives in Nueva Estrella, Philippines, with her husband and their family. Her husband works as a farmer, but his income was not enough to support the family. The couple was struggling to provide for their family, and Zenaida sought a way to alleviate their situation. Everything began to change for Zenaida when her neighbor encouraged her to join Opportunity International. After completing financial literacy training, Zenaida received her first loan, which she used to start her own business. With the loan, Zenaida opened a small general store, which she manages. The loan also enabled Zenaida to pay off her debts and to invest in her child’s education. Zenaida says she is thankful for her partnership with Opportunity and grateful for access to their services. She applied for a second loan, which she plans to invest in her store. Zenaida intends to improve her business by purchasing additional products and expanding her merchandise selection.