In the past, Sonia already owned a small business that helped in sustaining their family needs and increased the income of the family, especially for their children who were in school. Her business continued and earned, but Sonia wanted to sell additional products in her store for additional income. That's why, in 1995, she joined NWTF-Project Dungganon: to have an additional capital for her general store. She was very thankful for the loans because it contributed more income for her family. From that income, she was able to renovate their house and was able to build a concrete toilet. As her loans got bigger, the business grew and earned a minimum monthly income of 5,000 PHP. This income was used for her household needs and she saved some of it for her future.
Her previous loan of 25,000 PHP was used as an additional working capital for her general store, where she bought different kinds of new products to sell. The loan was paid on a weekly basis, on time, and was fully paid within her loan term with any delay. She maintained her good record with NWTF-PD. Her present loan is for the same amount of 25,000 PHP, which she will use for her general store as an additional working capital.
In a world full of challenges, Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF), is making a difference in the lives of thousands of women through Project "Dungganon" (a Hiligaynon word that means "Honorable"). Through the alleviation program, NWTF is empowering these women to progress out of earning less than $1 a day to achieving realities that surpass even their dreams. They have taken a life path that will ultimately make them "Dungganon" - a title of esteem that is bestowed to a member of a community who has earned the respect through a lifetime of hard and honest work.
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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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