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Mary Jine Opena

City: Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac Country: Philippines Loan Use: additional capital
Loan Term: 24 Date Posted: April 10, 2018 First Repayment: December 28, 2017
Opportunity International Client Mary Jine Opena

Mary Jine Opena lives with her husband, Edgar, and four children in Santa Ignacia, Philippines. For the past few years, Mary Jine has owned a business selling beauty and cosmetic products to customers in and around her community. To make ends meet, Edgar works as a construction worker in their town. Due to rising wholesale costs, it hasn’t been easy for Mary Jine; in fact, there was a time when she worried she would have to close down her business.
Everything began to change when a friend encouraged Mary Jine to join Opportunity International. Mary Jine received financial training and a loan to purchase inventory in bulk. With more beauty products to sell and a greater diversity of products, she was able to attract new customers and increase her sales. Thanks to her loan, Mary Jine can now continue to grow her business and passions, while saving up for her children's’ educations.

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How do entrepreneurs become Opportunity International loan clients?

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