A loan of $350 helped additional working capital.

Adela's story

Adela B. is a 39-year-old married woman who lives in Brgy Malabugas, Pasil, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. She earns her living through her pig-fattening and net-working business.

Adela’s husband, Albeto, is a fisherman. They have 3 children from 18 to 22 years old. They are currently helping their father with the fishing.

Adela joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2003 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 by engaging in the pig-fattening and net-working businesses. Now she earns an average monthly income of Php 4,800 from her business activities.

Adela is a member in good standing. Her previous loan of Php 15,000 was used to fund operations for her pig-fattening, and it had a positive impact in both the business and the family’s living conditions. Now she is borrowing, for her 13th loan, the amount of Php 15,000, which she intends to use on her pig-fattening and net-working business. Adela 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 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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