A loan of $450 helped to use as additional working capital for her businesses.

Florentina's story

Florentina C. is a 43-year-old married woman who lives in Fatima Village, Barangay Riza, San Carlos City. She earns her living as a wholesaler and retailer of Pepsi products, running a general store, and renting out gowns and accessories.

Florentina’s husband, Escolastico, is a Pepsi sales agent and they have four children who are between 20 and 26 years old. Two of their children are already working and the two younger children are currently going to school and also help their parents in the business as part of their daily chores.

Florentina joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 1998 in the hope that she would be able to help her husband improve the quality of life of their family. With the help of her loans from NWTF-PD she has been able to increase their family income with the earnings from her three businesses. Now she earns an average monthly income of Php 19,600 from her business activities.

Florentina is a member of good standing. Her previous loan of Php 17,000 was used to fund operations of her businesses and it had a positive impact on both the businesses and the family’s living conditions. Now she is borrowing Php 20,000 for her 17th loan which she intends to use as working capital for her businesses.

Florentina 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 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 the respect through a lifetime of hard and honest work.

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