She joined NWTF-Project Dungganon and went into the fish-selling business to supplement her husband's income and make her children's future more secure, because she knew that if she did not take the initiative, her children's future would be in jeopardy.
So, armed with her first loan from NWTF, she started selling her husband's catch, bought fish from some of the other fishermen, and sold them around the neighborhood and around the town for the next 10 years. This business enables her to earn an additional PHP 3,000 for her family.
Now she hopes to expand her business by using her 9th loan of Php 15,000 as additional capital so that she can buy a bigger volume of fish from the local fishermen to sell to her growing number of loyal clients.
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 measly $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 FoundationNegros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF) is a non-governmental organization established with an aim to help 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 women in low-income urban and rural communities.
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