A loan of $300 helped to purchase more rice to sell.

Magdalina's story

Magdalina N. is a married woman who lives in Purok Santan, Brgy. Pandan, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating 3 business ventures: Buying and Selling of Rice, Pig Fattening, and a General Store business.

Her husband Florencio, who is 63 years old, works as a farmer to earn his living. They have three children who are 21 to 26 years old.

Magdalina joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2000 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 20 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Magdalina has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow.

Her previous loan of PHP 12,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 7,200, thus uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 21st cycle loan, she is borrowing PHP 12,000, which she intends to use to buy more stocks of rice to sell so that she could continue to save up for the future education of her children.

Magdalina N. 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 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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