A loan of $575 helped expanding store inventory.

Lorena's story

Lorena M. is a married woman who lives in Calumpang, Poblacion, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating two businesses: a general store and fish vending businesses. Her husband Melbert M., who is 41 years old, manages his own business to earn his living. They have two children who are 10 and 13 years old.

Lorena joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 1997 because she wanted something better for her family. With the help of her past 13 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Lorena has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of 21,500 Philippine pesos (PHP) helped her earn a monthly profit of 10,000 PHP, raising the family's standard of living. This time, for her 14th loan, she is borrowing 25,000 PHP, which she intends to use to stock more things to sell in her general store. She wants to continue to save up for the future security of her family, for her children's education and family needs. Lorena M. 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 to 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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