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Mother knows best (updated)

Posted on May 12, 2017 by Alma Elizondo-Bailey

  ppy Mother's Day! 

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the extraordinary impact that mothers have on our world.

It's a day to celebrate the incredible effort it takes to build a good life for their families, often while running a business, giving back to the community, and trying to make ends meet for their families.

At Opportunity Fund, we celebrate mothers everyday in our community, as employees, donors, supporters and clients. They come to our offices excited about the idea of growing their businesses, becoming financially independent, and providing opportunities for others. But most importantly, they are excited about transforming the lives of their children through their hard work and example.


For every $1 a woman earns, she invests 80 cents in her family.

Rosa started her daycare business, Loving Day Care, in Harbor City, to support her family and care for the children in her hometown. Thanks to YOUR SUPPORT and three small business loans from Opportunity Fund, Loving Day Care has grown into a thriving home-based daycare with big plans to expand.

I am very thankful for Opportunity Fund,” she said. “They are helping me give my kids a better life.”





Here are some lessons that we’ve learned through our community of moms:


"My husband and I run this restaurant as a family business. Our three children are growing up here! We want to teach them the value of hard work and determination" Veronica Salazar, microloan client

"Entrepreneurs need to have guts, endurance and willpower. I did this for my kids." Simonida Cvejic, microloan client
 

Jonni Cropper“Giving to Opportunity Fund isn’t just a matter of writing a check. It’s about fostering a culture of philanthropy in our family; whether it’s volunteering at school or serving on boards, we get involved. I think it’s really important to show our kids what service to others looks like.” Joni Cropper, donor


Alma, Opportunity Fund Staff"I love my job! I'm passionate about microfinance and giving a hand up, not a hand out. I'm happy to have found an organization that allows me to do what I love while keeping my work-life balance. I hope my daughters will find passion in what they decide to do too." Alma Elizondo-Bailey, staff member

 

Mothers make it happen, every day. Let’s make it happen for them on Mother’s Day. Shop from Opportunity Fund’s Gift Guide:

- Send Mom a box of delicious Oui Oui Macaroon.

- What mom doesn't love chocolate? Kika’s treats will be the perfect gift for her.

- Surprise Mom with dinner or lunch at Los Balcones.

- With a membership to the Coolhaus Pint-of-the-Month Club, she'll pick up one pint of ice cream a month for three tasty months. 

- Make a donation to Opportunity Fund in mom's honor. It's the ultimate gift to show how much you care.

 

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