A loan of $550 helped additional working capital.


Elena's story

Elena A. is a married woman who supports her family with her bakery, rolling store selling dried fish, and her hog raising. She lives in Brgy Man-uling Cuayan, Negros Occidental with her 47-year-old husband, Benigno, who also manages the rolling store for dried fish and with their 6 children who are all school-age.

Elena has been a member of NWTF-Project Dungganon since 1990 and has improved her living conditions with the help of her loans from NWTF and through her own efforts. By working hard in her bakery, rolling dried fish store, and hog-raising businesses, she is gradually making her family more economically stable. She now earns an average monthly income of Php 9,000.

Elena is now borrowing Php 25,000 so that she can expand her bakery, rolling dried fish store, and hog raising businesses. This will be her 21st loan from NWTF-Project Dungganon. Her previous loan of Php 25,000, which she paid off within its term, was just another step in her journey towards economic freedom. Elena aspires to elevate her family’s living conditions and ensure their future well-being by following the “Dungganon” way.

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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