A loan of $650 helped to use as additional working capital for her businesses.

Teresita's story

Teresita A. is a 43-year-old married woman who supports her family by operating two business ventures: hog raising and a pedicab business. She lives in Purok 1, Barangay Albiga, Siaton, Negros Oriental.

Teresita has been a member of NWTF-Project Dungganon since 1999 and has improved her living conditions with the help of her loans from NWTF and through her own efforts. By working hard in her hog raising and pedicab businesses, she is gradually making her family more economically stable. She now earns an average income of PHP 9,000 a month.

Teresita is now borrowing PHP 29,500 so that she can add to her working capital and sustainably operate and expand her businesses. This will be her 15th loan from NWTF-Project Dungganon. Her previous loan of PHP 19,500, which she paid off well within its term, was just another step in her journey toward economic freedom.

Teresita aspires to elevate her family's living conditions and ensure their future wellbeing by following the “Dungganon” way.

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 out of 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.

Help NWTF continue in its mission to help the poorest in the Philippines by visiting the NWTF lending team on Kiva and become a part of our team.

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