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Martha is a married woman who lives in E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating 4 business ventures: buying and selling dry goods, a general store, a piggery, and a farming business. Her husband Eugenio B., who is 61 years old years old, receives income from a pension. They have 3 children between 25 and 33 years old – all are married.

Martha joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2000 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 18 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Martha has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow.

Martha's previous loan of PHP 10,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 10,000, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 19th loan, she is borrowing PHP 25,000, which she intends to use to purchase more stocks to sell so that she can continue to save for her family's future needs. Martha is a Dungganon 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 (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 the 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
  • 1214
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,454,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Martha purchase more stock to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011