She is 59 years old and still working to earn a living because she wants to save for her future and have financial security. She also desires for her business to bring progress to her family.
In 2002, Lucresia joined NWTF-Project Dungganon to help her husband earn additional income for the family. When she received her loan, she put up a general store adjacent to her house.
As she continued to pay back her loans, she was granted new loans because of her good performance that showed that the loans helped to expand her business and she was able to add new products and gain more profit, with an average of Php 10,000 per month. The income gradually improved the quality of living for the family.
Lucresia's previous loan of 19500 PHP allowed her to expand her store by selling additional products that were in high demand in her community. The loan was paid on-time and in full.
Now she is borrowing her 12th loan for the same amount of 19500 PHP to purchase additional inventory for her general store. The income from the loan will help support them with their family needs.
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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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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