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4 people are supporting Nora Pacunla

Nora Pacunla

City: Sipalay City, Negros Occidental Country: Philippines Loan Use: Additional Capital
Loan Term: 25 Date Posted: December 06, 2017 First Repayment: July 11, 2017
Opportunity International Client Nora Pacunla

Nora is a wife and mother who, together with her husband Roberto and their six children, experienced hardships because of poverty in the Philippines. Because of it, Nora worked as a housekeeper to provide the basic needs of her children. Nora learned about Opportunity International through a staff who invited her to attend an orientation. The programs and benefits that she can receive made her decide to join. Nora quit being a housekeeper and invested her first loan into her own business making brooms. It was quite hard at first to maintain the business, but she did not give up and even her husband helped her. Nora’s life became more productive and she has increased her income. She can now send her children to school. She has also trained her children on how to work and what’s the process for making a broom. Nora’s biggest dream for her family is to have a good relationship and for her children to finish their studies and become professionals. She believes that “poverty is not a hindrance to success” when there is determination and patience.

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How do entrepreneurs become Opportunity International loan clients?

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