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3 people are supporting Nelia Carbonel

Nelia Carbonel

City: Dipaculao Country: Philippines Loan Use: buy groceries for the store
Loan Term: 24 Date Posted: June 20, 2016 First Repayment: June 17, 2016
Opportunity International Client Nelia  Carbonel

Nelia lives with her husband in Dipaculao, Philippines. For years, she has managed her sari-sari store while her husband has worked as a produce vendor to earn a living. Nelia sells a wide variety of groceries and household goods at her store, as well as homemade snacks and meals, but she has struggled to earn enough to save for her family’s future. Although she and her husband do not have any children yet, they want to save and prepare for the future so they can attend good schools and have a better quality of life. She knew that if she expanded her store, she could earn a better living, but she did not have the capital she needed.

Nelia found the solution to her business troubles when she became a client of Opportunity International. She has received financial training and she plans on using her loan to invest in new products for her sari-sari store. By expanding her assortment and amount of products, Nelia hopes that she will be able to attract new customers, meet more of her neighbors’ needs and increase her profits.

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