Ceriaca Palconit is a hard-working entrepreneur living in Biliran, Philippines. For many years, she has helped support her family by operating a small convenience store in her town. However, Ceriaca struggled to sustain her business due to her small and unstable capital. She knew she needed some help to expand her business to be able to help her husband support the daily needs of their family. Ceriaca was very grateful when her neighbor told her about the loan and valuable financial training she could receive from Opportunity International to help her grow her business. With her loan, Ceriaca was able to purchase her inventory of products in bulk, which attracted new customers to her shop and increased her sales. She believes that, like with plants, if you shower your business with positivity and fertilize it with hard work and determination, it will surely grow! Ceriaca looks forward to continuing to expand her business and would like to use her next loan to invest in buying and trading rice so that she can meet more of the needs of her community.