A loan of $350 helped working capital for businesses.

Ligaya's story

Ligaya D. is a married woman who lives in Sitio Bugnay, Brgy. Daan Banua, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating 3 business ventures: a general store, a coffee shop, and a chicken inasal business.

Her husband Alejandro D., who is 56 years old, works as a carpenter to earn his living. They have no children.

Ligaya joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2003 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 14 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Ligaya has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow.

Her previous loan of PHP 14,500 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 18,000, thus uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 15th cycle loan, she is borrowing PHP 15,000 which she intends to use as additional working capital so that she can continue to save up for the future of her family's needs.

Ligaya D. 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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