Anabel Lebria lives in the city of San Roque, Philippines, with her husband and three children. Anabel has a passion for food, and for many years she dreamed of opening up her own vending stand in her neighborhood. However, Anabel had never had any business training and wasn’t sure how she could open up her own business. She worried that if she followed her dream, she would risk putting her family into debt. Anabel found a solution to her dilemma when her friends told her about the loan and financial training she could receive from Opportunity International. With her loan, she was able to purchase a vending cart and food items in bulk to open up her first vending stand. Anabel was surprised to see how quickly she became known and recognized in her community. With her new business expertise, she now feels confident in growing and expanding her business to become more profitable. Anabel is grateful that Opportunity International has helped her to pursue her dream, and hopes that she will be an inspiring businesswoman in her community.