A loan of $575 helped to purchase more stock to sell.

Francisca's story

Francisca P. lives in Caisong, Brgy. Basak, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu City. She earns her living by operating three business ventures: a sari-sari (general) store, and mineral water selling and purchase order card businesses. She has two children who are aged 27 and 32. Francisca joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2005 because she aspired to something better for her family.

Her past 10 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon have gradually helped her build her capital and her previous loan of PHP 25,000 helped her increase her monthly profit to PHP 56,000, gradually uplifting her family's standard of living. This time, for her 11th cycle loan, she is again borrowing PHP 25,000, which she intends to use to buy more stock such as rice, water and beverages to resell in her sari-sari store so that she can continue to save up for her family's future security and for home repairs. Francisca P. 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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