A loan of $675 helped for additional working capital.

Deolita's story

Deolita A. is a married woman who lives in Sitio Quarry, Brgy Rafaela Barrera, Sagay City, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by selling Ready-to-Wear (RTW) clothes. Her husband, Elesio A., age 56, earns his living as a vendor and also helps with his wife's business. They have four children who are 19 to 33 years old.

Deolita joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 1998 because she wanted something better for her family. With the help of her past 19 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, and by the sweat of her brow, Deolita has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty. Her previous loan of 29,500 Philippine pesos (PHP) helped her earn a monthly profit of 16,000 PHP, improving her family's standard of living. This time, for her 20th loan, she is borrowing 29,500 PHP, which she intends to use as additional capital for her business so that she can continue to save up for the future of her family. Deolita A. 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 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.

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