A loan of $425 helped to fund her spice business.


Arlene's story

Arlene N. is a 27-year-old married woman who lives in Barangay Narawis, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by selling spices. Her husband helps her run the business, and they have 3 young children who are between 2 and 6 years old. Arlene joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2005 to help her husband improve the quality of life of their family. With the support of loans from NWTF-PD she has been able to increase the family's income by engaging in the spice business. Now she earns an average monthly income of Php 15,000 from her business activities. Arlene is a member in good standing. Her previous loan of Php 19,000 was used to fund operations of her spice business, and it had a positive impact on both the business and the family’s living conditions. Now she is seeking her 11th loan, in the amount of Php 19,000, which she intends to use to sustain her spice business. Arlene is working hard to achieve her dreams and aspirations for her family, 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 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 respect through a lifetime of hard and honest work.



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