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Jona
Mrs. Jona M. is 38 years old, married, and has seven children ages 3 to 17. She is a resident of Hacienda Dama, Cabacungan, La Castellana, Negros Occidental.

Jona became a member of NWTF-Project Dungganon on October 4, 2004. She remembers that date because it was a turning point in her life. As she tells it, it was through NWTF-Project Dungganon that she was able to build a viable business, repair their house, add a comfort room, and have enough income to send her children to school.

Today, Jona sells ice cream and "barquillos" or rolled wafer sticks, owns a "sari-sari" or general store, and breeds pigs for sale. Jona is very optimistic about the future of her children because she knows that she has financial backing with NWTF as long as she remains a good member and works hard to reach her goals.

For her 11th loan, Jona is asking to borrow PHP 15,000 to add to her capital for her many business ventures. She intends to use the profits for her family's daily needs and to set aside a certain amount for the future security of her family.

About NWTF:
In a world full of challenges, Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation Inc. has answered the calling of not just of a few but thousands of women. Through the alleviation program, these women have progressed from earning less than a $1 a day to surpassing the realities beyond their dreams. They have learned to live a life where they can finally be called honorable. This is Project Dungganon.

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On Friday November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made its way through Southeast Asia, causing substantial damage to homes and businesses in areas of the Philippines. Given the state of devastation following this storm, borrowers living and working in these areas may have difficulty making repayments on their loans, thus making their Kiva loans higher risk. More information >>

About Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation

Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF) is a non-governmental organization established with an aim to help men and women achieve self-sufficiency, particularly in the province of Negros Occidental’s low-income communities. The organization offers its clients a wide variety of products, including loans for micro-entrepreneurs, hospital income benefits, life insurance, accidental death benefits and more. Kiva lenders’ funds will be used to expand the reach of these products to low-income urban and rural communities.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1436
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,280,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Jona additional capital for her diversified business ventures.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 30, 2009
Listed
Sep 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 15, 2010