Microloans Help Poverty-Stricken in Mexico

by Opportunity International
Aug 12, 2011

Entrepreneurs are Working their Way out of Poverty

Angela in front of her shop.
Angela in front of her shop.

Through Opportunity International’s microfinance services, clients in Mexico are changing their lives.

Angela is 49 years old and sells clothing in her shop six days a year, all year, as she likes to have the latest fashion for every occasion. The last year of school Angela was able to attend was in elementary school. She is now married to Mario Olvera and together they have a daughter Lucia. Her family is always united and they enjoy working together.

Angela applied for, and was granted, a small loan to improve the quality of her products, as customers look for good clothing at accessible prices. Angela hopes that one day her business will become independent and provide the economic stability that her family deserves. She would like to keep working, and to plan a family vacation soon.

"With the amount of the loan I paid merchandise that I invested on Christmas season, which left me great profits, and I invested again on shoe and jewelry for my catalogue retails" said Angela. Angela plans to apply for another loan to invest in more seasonal products, continuing to improve her family’s quality of life.

Opportunity aims to reach more clients like Angela. To learn about similar clients working their way out of poverty visit www.opportunity.com/give/clients.


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Opportunity International

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.opportunity.org
Project Leader:
Ian Haisley
Oak Brook, Illinois United States

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