A loan of $350 helped to purchase more stock to sell.


Lecil's story

Lecil B. is a married woman who lives in the town of Basay, Negros Oriental. She earns her living by operating 2 business ventures: a variety store and a food vending businesses. Her husband Albert, who is 35 years old, works as a farmer to earn his living and also helps in his wife's business activities. They have two children who are 9 and 10 years old.

Lecil joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2008 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 4 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Lecil has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of 10,000 PHP helped her earn a monthly profit of 6,000 PHP, increasing the family's standard of living. This time, for her 5th cycle loan, she is borrowing 15,000 PHP, which she intends to use to buy stock for the variety store so that she could continue to save up for the future education of her children. Lecil B. 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.



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