A loan of $425 helped additional working capital for her general store.

Rohnie's story

Rohnie T. is a 55-year old, married woman who lives in Brgy 2, Himamaylan City, Negros, Occidental. She earns her living by running a general store and selling rice.

Rohnie’s husband, Nemerio T., is helping his wife run the business. They have five children. The four older ones are already gainfully employed and only one is left in school. All the children do their part by helping their parents run the family business.

Rohnie T. joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2000 in the hope that she would be able to help her husband improve the quality of life for their family. With the help of her loans from NWTF-PD, she has been able to increase their family income by engaging in a general store and selling rice. Now she earns an average monthly income of P 50,000 from her business activities.

Rohnie T. is a member in good standing. Her previous loan of PHP 29,500 was used to fund operations of her general store and rice retailing business. It has had a positive impact on both the business and the family’s living conditions. Now she is borrowing P 19,500 for her 11th loan, which she intends to use for her general store and rice retailing businesses. She also plans to buy a tricycle and a rice farm in the near future. Rohnie T. is working hard to achieve her dreams and aspirations for her family, which is to provide them with a brighter future and a more comfortable life.

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 to a member of a community who has earned the respect through a lifetime of hard and honest work.

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