Dorotia D. is a married woman who lives in Prk. Antipolo, Brgy.Linao, Talisay City, Cebu. She earns her living by operating two businesses. She is a tailor who makes curtains, pillow cases, and bedsheets. She also owns a motorcycle taxi business. Her husband, Cresoncio D., works as a motorcycle driver to earn his living. They have five children between the ages of 9 and 23. One is married, and the other four are currently going to school.
Dorotia joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2005 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 11 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Dorotia has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 29,500 helped her increase her monthly income to PHP 36,000, improving the family's standard of living. This time, for her twelfth loan, she is borrowing PHP 49,500, which she intends to use to purchase more material to sew. Her goal is to continue to save and buy land for her family. Dorotia D. 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 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.