Melanie is a married woman who lives in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. She earns her living by selling meat/dressed chicken and fish. Her husband Michael, who is 30 years old, works as a vendor to earn his living and helps in his wife's business activities. They have two children who are between 2 and 9 years old. Melanie joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2007 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 21 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Melanie has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 26,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 10,000, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 22nd loan, she is borrowing PHP 25,000 to buy more stocks to sell and raw materials for her new business (piggery) so that she can continue to save up for the future expansion of her businesses, to have her own lot and finish the studies of her children. Melanie is a Dungganon woman who is following an honorable path toward the achievement of her dreams.
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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.