Charito A. is a married woman who lives in Hda. Trinidad, Brgy. DSB, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating three businesses. She buys and sells banana and runs food vending and ready to wear businesses. Her husband works as a tricycle driver to earn his living and he also helps in his wife. They have three children who are 13 to 23 years old.
Charito joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2001 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 12 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Charito has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 29,500 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 5,000.
This time, for her 13th cycle loan, she is borrowing PHP 29,500 to buy ready to wear items and some products for food vending so that she can continue to save and to buy appliances. Charito A. is a Dungganon woman who is following an honorable path towards the achievement of her dreams.
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.
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.