Angelita G. is a 44-year-old married woman who supports her family by operating two business ventures: fish vending and hog fattening businesses. She lives in the Kanggapas zone of barangay Anahaw, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental.
She has been a member of NWTF-Project Dungganon since 2005 and has improved her living conditions with the help of her loans from NWTF and through her own efforts. By working hard at her fish vending and hog fattening businesses, she is gradually making her family more economically stable. She now eans an average income of PHP 7,500 per month.
Angelita is now borrowing PHP 15,000 so that she could a bigger volume of fish to sell. This will be her 9th loan from NWTF-Project Dungganon. Her previous loan of PHP15,000, which she paid off well within its term, was just another step in her journey towards economic freedom. Angelita aspires to elevate her family's living conditions and ensure their future wellbeing by following the Dungganon way.
The accompanying picture was taken after Angelita sold all her stocks of fish for the day.
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.
About Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation
Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF) is a non-governmental organization established with an aim to help men and women achieve self-sufficiency, particularly in the province of Negros Occidental’s low-income communities. The organization offers its clients a wide variety of products, including loans for micro-entrepreneurs, hospital income benefits, life insurance, accidental death benefits and more. Kiva lenders’ funds will be used to expand the reach of these products to low-income urban and rural communities.