A loan of $475 helped additional working capital.


Marcela's story

Marcela S. is a 59-year-old married woman who supports her family through food vending, farming and sari-sari (general store) businesses. She lives in Brgy. Balisong, Argao, Cebu.

She has been a member of NWTF-Project Dungganon since 2008 and has improved her living conditions with the help of her loans from NWTF and through her own efforts. By working hard in her food vending, farming and sari-sari store businesses, she is gradually making her family more economically stable.

She now earns an average monthly income of PHP 6000. Marcela is now borrowing PHP 20000 so that she can have additional capital. This will be her 6th loan from NWTF-Project Dungganon. Her previous loan of PHP 10000, which she paid off well within its term, was just another step in her journey toward economic freedom. Marcela aspires to elevate her family's living conditions and ensure their future well-being by following the Dungganon way.

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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