Total loan: $700


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Bantayan, Cebu, Central Visayas, Philippines / Food

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Olivia's story

Olivia is a married woman who lives in Madredijos, Cebu. She earns her living by selling fish and eggs and with a general store. Her husband, Tito B., age 52, works as a fisherman and also helps with his wife's business activities. They have five children who are 18 to 32 years old. Olivia joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2000 because she wanted something better for her family. With the help of her past 16 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, and by the sweat of her brow, Olivia has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty. Her previous loan of 29,500 Philippine pesos (PHP) helped her earn a monthly profit of 10,000 PHP, improving her family's standard of living. This time, for her 17th loan, she is borrowing 29,500 PHP, which she intends to use to purchase additional stock for her business. She is saving up for house repairs. Olivia 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 on 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.