A loan of $450 helped to buy a pumpboat.

Helen's story

Helen L. is a married woman who lives in Purok Suyac, Brgy Taba-ao, Sagay City, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating a fishing and fish-vending business. Her husband. Feliciano L., is 57 years old and works as a fisherman to earn his living. They have five children who are between 26 to 34 years old and all are married.

Helen joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2005 because she aspired to something better for her family. With the help of her past eight loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Helen has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 19500 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 5000, uplifting the family's standard of living.

This time, for her ninth loan, she is borrowing PHP 19500, which she intends to use to purchase a pump boat, an outrigger canoe powered by a small engine. She will use the profit from the loan for the future maintenance of her pump boat for fishing.

Helen L. 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"). 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 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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