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Leonora A. is a widow who lives in Purok 1, Brgy. Cabagna-an, La Castellana, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating two business ventures: a general store and farming.

Leonora joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2004 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 11 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Leonora has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of 20,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) helped her earn a monthly profit of 11,000 PHP, uplifting the family's standard of living.

This time, for her 12th loan, she is borrowing 20,000 PHP, which she intends to use to buy more stock to sell in her general store so that she can continue to earn and save up for the future education of her child and the future needs of her family. Leonora A. is a Dungganon (a Hiligaynon word that means "honorable") woman who is following an honorable path toward the achievement of her dreams.

About NWTF:

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. 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 to a member of a community who has earned respect through a lifetime of hard and honest work. Help NWTF continue its mission to help the poorest in the Philippines by clicking the link to the NWTF Kiva lending team on to join our team:

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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
  • 994
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,411,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Leonora purchase more stock to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2010
Sep 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011