A loan of $475 helped purchase more stock to sell.

Maria Erma's story

Maria Erma C. is a single woman who lives in Purok 4, Barangay Bunga, Toledo City, Cebu. She earns her living by operating a furniture business. She joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2006 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past eight loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Maria Erma has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of 14,000 PHP helped her earn a monthly profit of about $95, thus raising the family's standard of living.

This time, for her 9th cycle loan, she is borrowing 20,000 PHP, which she intends to use to purchase more stock to sell so that she can continue to save up for her future and her plan of buying a multicab. Maria Erma C. is a Dungganon woman who is following an honorable path towards 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 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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