“When Opportunity Fund said yes, senti que un peso se me quito de encima”
—Chris, microsavings client
With Opportunity Fund's help, Chris was able to save for his education.
Saving for College
Ever since Chris was a kid, he knew he wanted to go to college. But he also knew he would have to find a way to pay for it. "There's no way my parents could afford to send me and my twin brother at the same time." When he first heard about Opportunity Fund at his high school, he wondered "Is this for real?" Chris couldn't believe that someone would care enough to match his savings to help him pay for college!
"When Opportunity Fund said "yes", senti que un peso se me quito de encima (I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders). " He's been saving every month and focusing on his studies at San Jose City College. Chris' twin brother is there with him too. They are applying to four-year universities, and hope to transfer to CSU Long Beach in the fall.
Getting into the habit of saving
With the support of Opportunity Fund, Chris learned that saving is important to build a secure financial future. "I don’t even think about it anymore, I just set aside $80 each month." This new habit will help Chris achieve his future goals. "Today, I plan on attending Long Beach State to major in Social Studies, but tomorrow I hope to be able to say “yes” to others like Opportunity Fund did to me."