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May Lapuz

City: San Jose, Concepcion Tarlac Country: Philippines Loan Use: additional capital
Loan Term: 24 Date Posted: March 14, 2018 First Repayment: August 23, 2017
Opportunity International Client May Lapuz

Hardworking mother and entrepreneur, May Lapuz lives in the village of San Jose in the Philippines with her husband and their child. For many years, May has managed a retail store providing a variety of everyday necessities and lifestyle goods to her community members. Despite their hard work, it hasn’t been easy for May and her husband; in fact, there was a time when they worried they would not be able to meet the daily needs of their child.
Everything began to change for May when a friend introduced her to Opportunity International. May received financial training and a loan to invest in her shop and purchase inventory in bulk. With more products to sell and a greater diversity of products, she was able to attract new customers and increase her sales. Thanks to the loan she received, May will be able to ensure her child receives a quality education and can grow her own passions.

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.