Evelyn Pedraza is a hardworking entrepreneur living with her three children in Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. A single parent, Evelyn opened up her own convenience store so that she could provide for her family’s daily needs. However, when her children began to go to school, Evelyn discovered that her small business income was not sufficient. She knew that she wanted her children to continue with their education but wasn’t sure how she was going to afford to send all three of them to school. Evelyn found the solution to her troubles when she heard about the loan and financial training she could receive from Opportunity International. With her loan, she was able to expand her small store into an eatery that served snacks. Her training also taught her how to market her business to attract new customers and increase her sales. Evelyn is grateful that this business growth happened at just the right time, and that she has been able to comfortably afford all of her children’s school fees. She looks forward to expanding her business in the future to attract even more customers.