A loan of $575 helped to fund the operations of a fish selling business.

Felomina's story

Felomina R. is a married woman who lives in Barangay 2, Siaton, Negros Oriental. She earns her living by operating a fish vending business. Her husband, Alberto R., who is 50 years old, works as a fisherman to earn his living, and also helps with his wife's business activities. They have three children who are between seven and twelve years old. Felomina joined NWTF -- Project Dungganon in 1999, because she aspired to something better for her family. With the help of her past ten loans from NWTF -- Project Dungganon, Felomina has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow.

Her previous loan of PHP 19,500 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 8,500, improving the family's standard of living. This time, for her eleventh loan, she is borrowing PHP 25,000, which she intends to use as additional capital for the business so that she can continue to save up for the future education of her children. Felomina R. 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). 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 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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