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Jocelyn's story

Jocelyn A. is a married woman who lives in Purok Paho, Barangay Pacol, Valladolid, Negros Occidental. She earns her living through vegetable vending, growing and selling rice, and dressmaking businesses. Her husband, Manuel A. Sr., who is 45 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 18 and 19 years old.

Jocelyn joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2002 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past seventeen loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Jocelyn has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of 19,500 PHP helped her earn a monthly profit of approximately $230, raising the family's standard of living.

This time, for her 18th cycle loan, she is borrowing 25,000 PHP, which she intends to use to buy fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides for the farm so that she can continue to save up for the future education of her children. Jocelyn A. 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 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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