A loan of $1,025 helped to purchase more stock to sell.

Estrella's story

Estrella U. is a 59-year-old married woman who supports her family by operating two business ventures: a general store and a carenderia (a small cafeteria). She lives in Sambag, Brgy. Tubod, Minglanilla, Cebu. She has been a member of NWTF-Project Dungganon since 2002 and has improved her living conditions with the help of her loans from NWTF and through her own efforts. By working hard in her general store and carenderia businesses, she is gradually making her family more economically stable. She now earns an average monthly income of PHP 42,000.

Estrella is borrowing PHP 45,000 for her 12th cycle loan so that she can purchase more stock to sell in her general store. Her previous loan of PHP 29,500, which she paid off well within its term, was just another step in her journey toward economic freedom. Estrella aspires to elevate her family's living conditions and ensure their future wellbeing 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 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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