Cynthia Calicdan lives in Poblacion Alaminos City, in the Philippines with her husband Wenceslao and their three children. For several years, she managed a fish vending stall at the market. Despite her hard work, Cynthia faced many financial challenges due to her small income and lack of capital. Everything began to change when Cynthia joined Opportunity International. She joined a Trust Group where she received valuable financial training and a loan to expand her business to make it more profitable. She hopes that her business will grow so she will be able to send her children to school to have a good education and give them a better future out of poverty.