A loan of $675 helped to purchase feed and other piggery supplies.

Nida's story

Nida L. is a married woman who lives in Brgy. Kaungkod, Madredijos, Cebu. She earns her living by operating two business ventures: pig fattening and a frozen foods business. Her husband, Bernardo L., who is 50 years old, works as a tricycle driver to earn his living, and also helps in his wife's businesses. They have four children aged between 15 and 26.

Nida joined Kiva partner, NWTF-Project Dungganon, in 2000 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past ten loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Nida has been gradually lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of 22,000 PHP helped her earn a monthly profit of 3,000 PHP, raising the family's standard of living. This time, for her 11th loan, she is borrowing 29,000 PHP, which she intends to use to purchase feed and other supplies for her piggery. In this way, she hopes to continue to save up for the future and to sustain their daily needs and give their children a good education.

Nida 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'). 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 on a member of the 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 joining the NWTF Kiva lending team on Kiva.org.

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