Dorotea Delos Santos a hardworking mother of two living in Nueva Ecija. Dorotea runs a small convenience store in their village. She sells a wide variety of groceries and household goods, and her store has become her family’s main source of income. However, she struggled to afford her family’s daily expenses, especially with her children’s rising school fees. Dorotea was determined to invest in her store and to start another business to increase her income, but she did not have the capital she needed. Everything began to change when she joined Opportunity International. She received valuable financial training and a loan, which she intends to use to purchase stock for her store in bulk. She hopes that by expanding her selection of merchandise, she will be able to meet more of her neighbors’ needs, sell to more customers, and increase her profits. Dorotea plans on starting a wholesale business in the future with her savings so she can give her children the best education and to raise her family out of poverty.