A loan of $325 helped to purchase farming equipment.

Arlyn's story

Arlyn T. lives in Kalumboyan, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. She earns her living by operating two business ventures: farming and selling rice. Her common-law husband Mario Magbanua, who is 44 years old, works as a farmer to earn his living and helps in his wife's business activities. She has three children who are 3 to 6 years old. Arlyn 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, Arlyn has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 10,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 2,500, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her fifth loan, she is borrowing PHP 13,000, which she intends to use to purchase farming equipment and tools so that she can continue to save up for the future education of her children. Arlyn T. is a Dungganon 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 (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 joining the NWTF Kiva lending team at Kiva.org.

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