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Jasmin Cruz

City: Santa Maria Country: Philippines Loan Use: additional capital
Loan Term: 24 Date Posted: February 03, 2017 First Repayment: December 30, 2016
Opportunity International Client Jasmin  Cruz

Jasmin is a hardworking wife and mother who lives with her husband, Rudyfer, and their two children in Santa Maria, Philippines. For many years, she has worked as a seamstress tailoring clothing to earn a living, and thanks to her hard work and dedication, her business has become her family’s main source of income. She also manages a sari-sari store to increase her family’s income, but even with her two businesses and her husband’s income from working at a local business, they have struggled to make ends meet. Jasmin was determined to improve her business, but she didn’t have the capital she needed after paying her children’s school fees and feeding her family.

Jasmin found the solution to her business troubles when her friend encouraged her to join Opportunity International. She became a member of a Trust Group and received valuable financial training and loan to buy additional merchandise for her store and materials for her tailoring business. She hopes that these investments will help her meet more of her customers’ needs and increase her sales, giving her the income she needs to support her children’s educations and all of her family’s needs more easily.

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How do entrepreneurs become Opportunity International loan clients?

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