A loan of $250 helped increase her stock.

Angelita's story

Angelita D. is a married woman who lives in Hda. Bungyod, Brgy. Matab-ang, Talisay City, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating a general store and a ready-to-wear clothes business. Her husband Jimmy, who is 54 years old, works as a carpenter and also helps in his wife's business activities. They have eight children between nine and 23 years old.

Angelita joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2008 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past four loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Angelita has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 5,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 8,000, thus raising the family's standard of living. For her fifth cycle loan, she is borrowing PHP 10,000 to buy more inventory for her general store so that she can continue to save up for the future education of her children. Angelita D. is a Dungganon woman who is following an honorable path towards 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 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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