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Alma's story

Alma V. is a married woman who lives in Bool, Cartagena, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by selling fish. Alma’s husband Jaime, is a tricycle driver, and they have 5 children who are between 1 and 11 years old. Three of their children are currently going to school and also help in the business as part of their daily chores.

Alma joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2000 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 fish vending. Now she earns an average monthly income of PHP 12,000 from her business activities.

Alma is a member of good standing. Her previous loan of PHP 40,000 was used to fund the operations of her fish vending business, and it had a positive impact in both the business and the family’s living conditions. Now she is borrowing her 13th cycle loan in the amount of PHP 40,000, which she intends to also use for her fish vending business. Alma is working hard to achieve her dreams and aspirations for her family, such as providing 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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