A loan of $250 helped to purchase more stock for the general store.


Evangeline's story

Evangeline is a married woman who lives in Medellin, Cebu. She earns her living by operating a general store. Her husband Marcelo, who is 39 years old, works as a fisherman to earn his living. They have five children who are between 2 and 18 years old. Evangeline joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2008 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 2 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Evangeline has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of 5,000 PHP helped her earn a monthly profit of 7,000 PHP, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her third loan, she is borrowing 10,000 PHP, which she intends to use to pay for more stock for the general store so that she can continue to save up for her children's future education. Evangeline 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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