Microloans to 16 Entrepreneurs in the Philippines

by Opportunity International
Jan 30, 2012

Meet Alicia, an Entrepreneur in the Philippines

Alicia is 46 years old and married to Oscar who works as a farmer in their community. The couple has 6 children who are all in the school-aged. Their family happily resides in Concepcion, Tarlac. Alicia works as a dressmaker in their community. She makes and sells different kinds of clothes, such as school and office uniforms, athlete's uniforms, curtains and blankets. She also provides general alteration or repair to different kinds of clothes. She has been managing her business for almost 4 years now and she's earning a net income of 6,000 Philippines pesos per month. 

Alicia would like to buy a new sewing machine because the sewing machine that she is using is very old. She wants to provide a better service to her customers. She hopes that when she has a new sewing machine, she can make more kinds of clothes and she can meet the demands of her customers. She also wishes to increase her income and improve her business by acquiring more customers. The income that she will generate from the business will be used in expanding her business by putting up a small flower shop. She also dreams that through her income she can provide the school fees and allowances of her children.


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Opportunity International

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

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