Socrates M. is a separated woman who lives in Proper, Brgy. Dungga, Danao City, Cebu. She earns her living by operating two businesses: a general store and a food vending businesses. She has two children, who are 13 and 19 years old. Socrates joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2008 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past three loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Socrates has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 10000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 3080, raising the family's standard of living. This time, for her fourth loan, she is borrowing PHP 12000, which she intends to use to purchase more stock so that she can continue saving for future house renovations and family needs. Socrates M. 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 on 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.