A loan of $875 helped to buy additional inventory for her general store.

Delia's story

Delia C. lives in Negros Occidental. She is 58 years old, married and has one child, who is 25 years old. Because of her strong determination to help her husband improve their living conditions, she saved their family from penury at a very critical point in it its past.

Many years ago, Delia and her family lived a comfortable life. In addition to the stable salary that she and her husband earned from working at the biggest sugar mill in the island, Delia also owned and managed a restaurant that catered to and was patronized by the employees in the sugar mill. Then, because of many factors, including a sugar crisis and other economic downturns, the sugar mill closed down and let the majority of its employees go. Delia lost her business as a result.

Fortunately, severance pay from the company allowed Delia to start a small general store, from which she earned her daily income. With her hard work and diligence, Delia was able to recover from their financial downturn and in 2002, joined NWTF-Project Dungganon to access additional capital. With help from this organization, her business continues to grow, and now earns a monthly profit which is a big help in defraying their household expenses.

Delia has taken out and repaid a dozen loans from NWTF-PD. She plans to use this new loan to keep her general store well stocked at all times and continue to earn a good income for her family.

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 out of earning less than $1 a day to achieving realities that surpass 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.

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