A loan of $425 helped to purchase a new fishing boat.

Purita's story

Purita T. lives in the village of Talusan, Brgy. Bulanon, Sagay City, Negros Occidental. She is 56 years-old and married to Romeo who is a 59 year-old fisherman. They have ten children whose ages range from 14 to 36 years-old. The older ones have their own jobs and help their parents support the family, while the younger ones still attend school. Purita works hard to help her husband earn additional income to support their family of 12. She dreams that all of her children will finish their studies and have a good job.

Just like other wives who help their husbands support their family, Purita looked for ways to add on to their capital. In 1998, she joined NWTF-Project Dungganon so that she could have access to capital so that they could buy additional fishing gear and equipment. Later, she and her husband realized that instead of selling the catch to a local vendor wholesale, they could earn more if Purita sold their catch to the community on a retail basis. This decision turned out to be a good idea as it also enabled them to develop good relationships with their regular customers. Now she earns a minimum of Php 6,000 per month from her business activities.

In her last loan she borrowed Php 19,500 as additional working capital for her fishing business. After repaying that loan she now wants to borrow the same amount of PhP 19,500 for her 10th cycle loan to be used to purchase a new fishing boat.

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 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.

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