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1 person is supporting EMMA GUIBONE


Loan Term: 23 Date Posted: March 14, 2018 First Repayment: 
Opportunity International Client EMMA GUIBONE

Emma Guibone lives in Looc, Philippines, in the region of Bohol with her husband, Reynante, and their three children. When she and Reynante started their family, Emma was able to stay at home and serve as a full-time mother. But as her children grew older and educational costs started becoming a part of the family budget, Emma knew she needed to find a way to contribute to the household income. She started selling snack items and drinks from her home in the fashion of a small convenience store. Discovering how rewarding it was to run a small business, Emma sought to open a fully realized store of her own. But with little personal capital to invest in such an enterprise, Emma didn’t know how she could make the leap into a separate shop.
When a friend invited Emma to learn more about the programs available at Opportunity International, Emma’s dreams grew into a reality. She was given valuable financial training and a small loan to invest into her store. With the funds from her loan and the lessons, she learned Emma was able to expand her home business to an independent location, selling a greater variety of groceries and refreshments. She continues to feel rewarded as a provider to her community while ensuring her family’s financial stability.

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