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Beatrice Nalwanga

City: Kasubi Country: Uganda Loan Use: Business expansion
Loan Term: 24 Date Posted: April 25, 2019 First Repayment: January 22, 2019
Opportunity International Client Beatrice  Nalwanga

Hardworking, single mother of five, Beatrice Nalwanga lives in Kasubi, Uganda. For the past several years, Beatrice has owned and operated a beauty salon where she provides hair and makeup services to women in her community. One of her favorite feelings is when clients leave her salon and tell her that she helped make them feel beautiful. Despite her hard work, however, it hasn’t been easy for Beatrice, especially as a single mother. She worried about providing for her children and ensuring their education. Everything began to change for Beatrice when a friend introduced her to Opportunity International. Beatrice received financial training and a loan to invest in her business. With her loan, Beatrice was able to purchase supplies for her store, like hair extensions, hair care products, and new cosmetics. With more services and products to offer, Beatrice was able to attract more customers and increase her profit margin. Beatrice’s loan enabled her to grow her businesses so much that she needed to hire another employee to help her keep up with the demand. Down the road, Beatrice plans on saving up enough to purchase a plot of land and build a bigger studio.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

If I help fund a loan, should I expect to be paid back?

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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