Beverly C. is a married woman who lives in San Roque, Brgy. Baod, Bantayan, Cebu. She earns her living by operating two business ventures: pig-fattening and dress-making businesses. Her husband Demetrio C., who is 51 years old, works as a tricycle (three-wheeled vehicle) driver to earn his living, and also helps in his wife's business activities. They have 14 children who are between 17 and 35 years old.
Beverly joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 1999 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 14 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Beverly has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 29,500 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 5000, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 15th loan, she is borrowing PHP 29,500, which she intends to use to pay as additional capital for her business so that she can continue to save up for future education of her children. Beverly C. is a Dungganon woman who is following an honorable path toward the achievement of her dreams.
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 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.
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.