Meriam joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 1998 in the hope of improving her family's quality of life. With the help of her loans from NWTF-PD she has been able to increase the family income and now earns an average of Php 10,000 a month from her business activities. She is a member of good standing who used her last loan of Php 29,000 to fund her nipa business. This had a positive impact on both the business and the family’s living conditions. Now she is borrowing Php 29,500 (her 18th loan) to continue improving her business. Meriam is working hard to achieve her dreams and aspirations for her family, which is to provide them with a brighter future and a more comfortable life.
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 from 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 on a member of a community who has earned 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 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.
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