Amparo P. is a married woman who lives in Prk. Mabinuligon, Brgy. Maquiling, Sagay City, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating two business ventures: a general store and standing cane businesses. Her husband Crispin, who is 74 years old, works as a farmer to earn his living and he also helps his wife. They have seven children who are 28 to 50 years old.
Amparo joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 1997 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 15 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Amparo has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 17,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 6,000.
This time, for her 16th cycle loan, she is borrowing PHP 19,000 to buy standing cane and stocks for her general store so that she could continue to save up for future home repairs and to expand her standing cane business. Amparo 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.