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Suzane Mapalad

City: Carmona, Cavite Country: Philippines Loan Use: Additional Capital
Loan Term: 25 Date Posted: December 08, 2017 First Repayment: July 10, 2017
Opportunity International Client Suzane Mapalad

Melanie Ulay is a hardworking single mother of two. After her husband died, she felt so down and her business was on the verge of closing because of the mounting expenses. Melanie knew she needed financial assistance, but did not know where to turn. One day, her neighbor encouraged her to join Opportunity International. Melanie received financial training and a loan to revitalize her business. The loan created a positive impact on her eatery and bakery, and in turn, her family and community. Now, she is able to cover her family's expenses and even save for the future. She is hiring people in the community and hopes her business will continue to grow.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.