A loan of $425 helped to buy fishing materials.


Susan's story

Susan M. is a 48-year-old married woman who lives in Talusan, Sagay City, Negros Occidental. She earns a living by running a fishing operation. Her husband, Abundio, is 55 years old and a fisherman by trade. They have seven children, all of whom are adults.

Susan joined Kiva partner, NWTF-Project Dungganon, in 1995 in the hope of helping her husband to improve their family's quality of life. With the help of her loans from NWTF, she has been able to increase the family income by engaging in her fishing business. Now she earns an average monthly income of 10,000 PHP from her business activities.

Susan is a member of good standing. Her previous loan of 19,500 PHP was used to fund the operation of her fishing business, and it had a positive impact on both the business and the family’s living conditions. Now she is borrowing her seventeenth loan, of 19,500 PHP, which she intends to use to buy additional fishing materials. Susan is working hard to achieve her dreams and aspirations for her family, which are 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 on a member of the community who has earned respect through a lifetime of hard and honest work.



Loan details

Loan length:

9 months
Disbursed date: January 26, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)

Lenders and lending teams



Loan details

Loan length:

9 months
Disbursed date: January 26, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)