A loan of $475 helped purchase more stock to sell.


Gaylee's story

Gaylee D. is a married woman who lives in Prk Sambag, Brgy. Bonifacio, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating a sari-sari (or general store) business. Her husband Orlando D. Jr., who is 41 years old, works as a farmer to earn his living, and also helps in his wife's business activities. They have two children who are 17 and 18 years old. Gaylee joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2004 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past seven loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Gaylee has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of 17,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 4000, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her eighth loan, she is borrowing PHP 21,000, which she intends to use as additional capital for her sari-sari store so that she could continue to save up for future needs for her family. Gaylee D. is a Dungganon (a Hiligaynon word that means "honorable") woman who is 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. 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 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. http://www.kiva.org/team/nwtf_philippines



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