A loan of $550 helped additional working capital.

Erlinda's story

Erlinda M. is a 48-year-old married woman who supports her family by operating three business ventures: Nipa (palm leaves), pig fattening and fish vending.

She lives in Prk. Toril, Brgy. Bocana, Ilog, Negros Occidental. She has been a member of NWTF-Project Dungganon since 2003 and has improved her living conditions with the help of her loans from NWTF and through her own efforts. By working hard in her Nipa, pig-fattening and fish-vending businesses, she is gradually making her family more economically stable. She now earns an average monthly income of 6,000 Philippine pesos (PHP).

Erlinda is now borrowing PHP 23,000 so that she can use it as additional capital. This will be her 11th loan from NWTF-Project Dungganon. Her previous loan of PHP 19,000, which she paid off well within its term, was just another step in her journey toward economic freedom.

Erlinda aspires to elevate her family's living conditions and ensure their future well-being by following the Dungganon (a Hiligaynon word that means "honorable") 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. 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 visiting the NWTF lending-team page on Kiva to join our team: http://www.kiva.org/team/nwtf_philippines

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