Elizabeth A. is a married woman who lives in zone 2, Basak, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating three business ventures: farming, hog-raising and tricycle businesses. Her husband Norberto, who is 49 years old, works as a farmer and a tricycle driver to earn his living and also helps with his wife's business activities. They have six children who are 6 to 24 years old.
Elizabeth joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2004 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 14 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Elizabeth has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 40,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 17,500 - uplifting the family's standard of living.
This time, for her 12th cycle loan, she is borrowing PHP 40,000. She intends to use the loan to purchase fertilizers, feeds and gasoline, so that she can continue saving up for their future by acquiring their own land to be used in sugarcane planting, and for their children to complete their education. Elizabeth A. is a Dungganon woman who is following an honorable path towards the achievement of her dreams.
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.