A loan of $475 helped to fund the operations of buying and selling peanuts.

Berlita's story

Berlita A. is a married woman who lives in Purok Mauboy, Brgy. Nabulao, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating two (2) business ventures: buying and selling peanuts and farming. Her husband Julieto A., who is 47 years old, works as a farmer to earn his living and helps in his wife's business activities. They have five children who are between 4 and 25 years old. Berlita joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2006 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past seven loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Berlita has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 19,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 10,000, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time for her eighth loan, she is borrowing PHP 20,000, which she intends to use to buy more peanuts to sell so that she can continue to save up for the future education of her children and home repairs. Berlita 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 joining the NWTF Kiva lending team on Kiva.org.

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