A loan of $350 helped to purchase more stock to sell.


Bethel's story

Bethel S. is a married woman who lives in Passing trak, Barangay Marine, Cadiz City, Negros Occcidental. She earns her living by operating 2 business ventures: a general store and a business of food vending. Her husband Edson, 43 years old, works as a laborer to earn his living and also helps in his wife's business activities. They have 3 children who are between the ages of 12 to 22 years old.

Bethel joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2008 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 6 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Bethel has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 12,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 3,500, thus uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 7th cycle loan, she is borrowing PHP 15,000 which she intends to use to buy more kitchen utensils for her food vending business so that she can continue to save up for future home repairs. Bethel S. 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 that is bestowed to a member of a community who has earned the 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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