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


Virginia's story

Virginia F. is a married woman who lives in Brgy. Lapaz, Bogo City, Cebu. She earns her living by operating a general store business. Her husband Andres F. Jr., who is 60 years old, works as a driver to earn his living. They have two children who are 34 and 38 years old: One is married and the other one is working to help pay for the family's living expenses.

Virginia joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2007 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past five loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Virginia has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of 10,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 10,000, uplifting the family's standard of living.

This time, for her sixth loan, she is borrowing PHP 15,000, which she intends to use to pay for more stock to sell in her general store so that she can continue to save up for the future education of her granddaughter and to set up a machine shop for her husband. Virginia F. is a Dungganon (a Hiligaynon word that means honorable) woman who is following an honorable path toward 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. 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.

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