A loan of $525 helped additional working capital.

Myrna's story

Myrna E., a married woman who lives in Prk. Pine Tree, Brgy. Bulanon, Sagay City, Negros Occidental, earns her living by operating two business ventures: a general store and a fishing business. Her husband, 42-year-old Rogelio E. Jr., works as a fishermen and assists in his wife's business activities. They have four children ranging from 11 to 22 years old.

Myrna joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 1997 because she aspired to something better for her family. With the help of her past 15 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Myrna has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 22000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 10000, uplifting the family's standard of living.

This time, for her 16th loan, she is borrowing PHP 24000 to buy additional supplies for her sari-sari (general) store as well as materials to make some repairs to her house. Myrna E. is a Dungganon woman, following an honorable path toward 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 on a member of a community who has earned the respect through a lifetime of hard and honest work. Help NWTF continue its mission to help the poorest in the Philippines by clicking the link to the NWTF Kiva lending team on Kiva.org to join our team.

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