A loan of $275 helped to purchase more inventory to sell.

Lucia's story

Lucia is a married woman who lives in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating 3 businesses: a sari-sari (general) store, a sugarcane plantation and a tricycle transport business. Her husband, Jeremiah P., 47 years old, works as a farmer to earn his living. They have four children, aged 12 to 20 years old.

Lucia joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2001 because she hoped for something better for her family. With the help of her past 18 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon and her own efforts, Lucia has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty. Her previous loan of PHP 9,500 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 5,000, raising the family's standard of living. This time, for her 19th cycle loan, she is borrowing PHP 12,000, which she intends to use to buy stock for the general store in order to save up for the business' future expansion. Lucia 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 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 Kiva.org to join our team.

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