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5 people are supporting Liwayway Cornuevo

Liwayway Cornuevo

City: Guimba Country: Philippines Loan Use: additional capital
Loan Term: 24 Date Posted: December 20, 2016 First Repayment: December 15, 2016
Opportunity International Client Liwayway  Cornuevo

Liwayway is an enterprising entrepreneur who sells beauty products to help her husband Donie provide for their four children in Guimba, Philippines. For several years, she has worked in direct sales selling cosmetics to her neighbors and customers to earn a living. Although she has many customers in her community, she has struggled to make ends meet. She was determined to expand her business so she could sell to more customers, but she did not have the capital she needed after meeting her family’s needs and paying her children’s school fees.

Everything began to change when Liwayway joined Opportunity International. She received financial training and a loan, which she used to purchase a wider variety of cosmetic and beauty products to sell. Now, she can not only meet more of her existing customers’ needs, but she can also sell to more of her neighbors, which has greatly increased her income. She hopes that as her business continues to grow, she will be able to make improvements to her family’s home and give her children the best education she can afford.

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How do entrepreneurs become Opportunity International loan clients?

Opportunity International conducts interviews with prospective clients to get a better understanding of their situation, so we can construct a loan that’s tailored to their needs and capabilities.

If I help fund a loan, should I expect to be paid back?

When you help to fund a loan, you are making a donation to Opportunity International. When those funds are repaid by the client, the funds remain in the country where the original client’s loan was disbursed, so that it can help fund more loans. Your initial gift continues to have an impact after the first loan is repaid.