Dominga Molina lives with her husband, Reynaldo, and their three children in Baler, Philippines. Dominga has managed a sari-sari store for several years where she sells groceries and household goods to provide for her family, while her husband works their family’s rice farm. Although her store is family’s main source of income, she has struggled to earn enough to meet their daily needs while also paying her children’s school fees. Dominga knew that she could better provide for her family if she invested in her store, but she didn’t have the capital she needed.
Everything began to change when a visiting loan officer encouraged Dominga to join Opportunity International. She joined a Trust Group and intends to use her loan to purchase stock for her store in bulk. By expanding her selection of merchandise and her amount of stock, she hopes she will be able to meet more customers’ needs, attract new patrons to her business and increase her profits. Dominga is confident that as her business improves, she will be able to give her children the best education she can afford.