A loan of $400 helped to purchase more stock to sell.

Thelma's story

Thelma G., a married woman who lives in Purok 6, Daan Lungsod, Toledo City, Cebu, earns her living by operating three enterprises: a general store, a frozen products retail operation, and an electronic reloading business. Her husband, Jose G., 60, works as a Winsman Operator to earn his living and also helps in his wife's business activities. They have eight children ranging in age from 22 to 37 years old.

Thelma joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2002 because she aspired to something better for her family. With the help of her past 12 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Thelma has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 17,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 5,000, thus uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 13th cycle loan, she is borrowing PHP 17,000 to purchase more stocks to sell so that she can continue to save up for the future education of her children. Thelma G. 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 on 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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