A loan of $600 helped to purchase fishing gear and equipment.


Luisa's story

Luisa E. is a married woman who lives in Prk. Masinulondon, Tabao Proper, Valladolid, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating 2 business ventures: Fishing and Crab Netting (Panggalan). Her husband, Renato, who is 45 years old, works as a fisherman to earn his living. He also helps in his wife's business activities. They have six children, 10 to 19 years old. Luisa joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 1998 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 18 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Luisa has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 21,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 10,000, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 19th cycle loan, she is borrowing PHP 25,000, which she intends to use to maintain her crab nets and to buy more fishing gear so that she can continue to save up for the future education of her children. She will also do some home repairs. Luisa 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 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.



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