Thelma C. is a married woman who lives in Purok 5, Brgy. Bal-os, Basay, Negros Oriental. She earns her living by operating 3 business ventures: hog raising, selling of palm toddy (wine), and livestock businesses. Her husband Beato, who is 54 years old, works as a farmer to earn his living, and also helps in his wife's business activities. They have eight children who are between 14 and 34 years old.
Thelma joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2004 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 11 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Thelma has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 20,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 12,900, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 12th loan, she is borrowing PHP 25,000, which she intends to use to buy feed, medicines, and vaccines for her livestock so that she can continue to save up for the future expansion of business and home repairs. Thelma C. 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 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.
About Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation
Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF) is a non-governmental organization established with an aim to help men and women achieve self-sufficiency, particularly in the province of Negros Occidental’s low-income communities. The organization offers its clients a wide variety of products, including loans for micro-entrepreneurs, hospital income benefits, life insurance, accidental death benefits and more. Kiva lenders’ funds will be used to expand the reach of these products to low-income urban and rural communities.