A loan of $300 helped purchase new engine and crab net.


Bella's story

Bella B. is 39 years old, married, and supports her family by operating a fishing business. She lives in Purok Pasayan, Brgy. Tomongtong, EB. Magalona, Negros Occidental. She has been a member of NWTF-Project Dungganon since 2007 and has improved her living conditions with the help of her loans from NWTF, and through her own efforts. By working hard in her fishing business, she is gradually making her family more economically stable. She now earns an average monthly income of 9,000 PHP. Bella is currently borrowing 13,000 PHP so that she can purchase a new engine and crab nets. This will be her sixth loan from NWTF-Project Dungganon. Her previous loan of 14,000 PHP, which she paid off well within its term, was just another step in her journey toward economic freedom. Bella aspires to elevate her family's living conditions and ensure their future well-being by following the Dungganon way.

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 upon a community member 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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