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


Leonora's story

Leonora A. is a widow who lives in Purok 1, Brgy. Cabagna-an, La Castellana, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating two business ventures: a general store and farming. Leonora joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2004 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 11 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Leonora has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of 20,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) helped her earn a monthly profit of 11,000 PHP, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 12th loan, she is borrowing 20,000 PHP, which she intends to use to buy more stock to sell in her general store so that she can continue to earn and save up for the future education of her child and the future needs of her family. Leonora A. 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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