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Leah
Leah C. is a 50-year-old married woman who supports her family by operating a fishing business. She lives in Lower Purok 1, Malabugas, Baywan City, Negros Oriental. She has been a member of NWTF-Project Dungganon since 1999 and has improved her living conditions with the help of her loans from NWTF and through her own efforts. By working hard in her fishing business, she is gradually making her family more economically stable. She now earns an average monthly income of about $345.

Leah is now borrowing 25,000 PHP so that she can purchase new equipment. This will be her 15th loan from NWTF-Project Dungganon. Her previous loan of 25,000 PHP, which she paid off well within its term, was just another step in her journey towards economic freedom. Leah aspires to elevate her family's living conditions and ensure their future well being by following the Dungganon way.

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 (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 to 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 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
  • 1642
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,060,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Leah purchase of new assets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 29, 2010
Listed
Nov 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2011