A loan of $500 helped to fund the operation of her fruit stand.


Erlinda's story

Erlinda A. is a married woman who lives in Purok Hapit Anay, Brgy. Rizal, Sagay City, Negros Occidental. She operates 2 business ventures: a fruit stand and a tricycle transport businesses. Her husband, Teddy, who is 44 years old, works as a driver and also helps in his wife's business activities. They have four children who are 16 to 22 years old.

Erlinda joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2003 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 12 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Erlinda has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 20,000 helped to lift her family's standard of living. This time, for her 13th cycle loan, she is borrowing PHP 21,000. She intends to use this to buy more fruit to sell in her fruit stand so that she can continue to save up for the future education of her children. Erlinda A. 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 clicking the link to the NWTF Kiva lending team on Kiva.org to join our team.



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details