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Total loan: $600


Banga, Aklan, Western Visayas, Philippines / Food

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A loan helped to buy additional boxes of fresh fish to sell.

Dowela's story

Dowela is a 69-year-old widow with four children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur.

Dowela has a fish vending business in the Philippines. Dowela requested a PHP 30,000 loan through NWTF to buy additional boxes of fresh fish to sell.

She successfully repaid her previous loan and has requested this loan to continue to build her business.

Dowela has been in this business for 30 years. She would like to save money to expand her business.