A loan of $225 helped buy more goods to sell.

Nellie's story

Nellie S. is a widow who lives in Prk. 5, Brgy. New Barbacan, Roxas, Palawan. She earns her living by operating a sari-sari (general) store. Nellie joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2005 because she aspired to something better for her family.

With the help of her past 15 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Nellie has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 29,000 helped her increase her monthly profit to PHP 30,000, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 16th loan, she is borrowing PHP 10,000, which she intends to use to buy more goods to sell in her general store so that she can continue to save up for future business expansion. Nellie is a Dungganon 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 (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 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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