A loan of $575 helped to purchase more stock.

Marcia's story

Marcia M. is a married woman who lives in Purok 3, Brgy. Datag, Siaton, Negros Oriental. She earns her living by operating a general store. Her husband, Bonifacio, age 42, works as a carpenter and also helps with his wife's business. They have three children who are 10 to 19 years old.

Marcia joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2000 because she wanted something better for her family. With the help of her past 16 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, and by the sweat of her brow, Marcia has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty. Her previous loan of 25,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) helped her earn a monthly profit of 6,500 PHP, improving her family's standard of living. This time, for her 19th loan, she is borrowing 25,000 PHP, which she intends to use to buy stock for her variety store to sell to customers, so that she can continue to save up for the future education of her children. Marcia 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 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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