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

Africana's story

Africana is a married woman who lives in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. She earns her living by operating 2 business ventures: food vending (barbeque); and buying and selling frozen products. Her husband Ernesto J., who is 45 years old, works as a multi-cab driver to earn his living. They have 4 children who are 5 to 22 years old.

Africana joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2008 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 5 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Africana has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 12,000 helped her to earn a monthly profit of PHP 24,000, thus uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 6th cycle loan, she is borrowing PHP 15,000, which she intends to use to purchase more goods to sell so that she can continue to save for the future. Her priorities are to educate her children and to repair their house. Africana 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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