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JOAN OBISPO

City: SOOC, AREVALO, ILOILO CITY Country: Philippines Loan Use: ADDITIONAL CAPITAL
Loan Term: 23 Date Posted: May 04, 2018 First Repayment: 
Opportunity International Client JOAN OBISPO

Joan Obispo is a mother of three who lives in the Philippines with her husband, Gerold, and their children. For the past few years, Joan has owned a business selling cosmetic products like lotion and perfume to women in and around her community. To make ends meet, Gerold works as a driver in their town. Joan’s life motto is, “Try and try until you succeed,” but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy for her. There was a time when she worried she would not be able to keep her children in school. Everything began to change when a friend encouraged Joan to join Opportunity International. Joan received financial training and a loan to purchase inventory in bulk. With more cosmetics to sell and a greater selection of products, Joan was able to attract new customers and increase her sales. Thanks to her loan, Joan 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?

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.

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