A loan of $350 helped fund the operations of tobacco sales.

Perfecta's story

Perfecta E. is a married woman who lives in Camp Valdez, Brgy. Mambaroto, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating two business ventures: Tobacco vending and vegetable vending businesses. Her husband Mamerto E., who is 56 years old, works as a farmer to earn his living and also helps in his wife's business activities. They have ten children between 15 and 36 years old.

Perfecta joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 1998 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 13 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Perfecta has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 15,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 5000, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 14th loan, she is borrowing PHP 15,000, which she intends to use as additional capital for tobacco vending so that she can continue to save up for the future education of her children.

Perfecta E. 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 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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