A loan of $675 helped to purchase more stock to sell.

Ma. Luisa's story

Ma. Luisa is a separated woman who lives in Bago City, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating 2 business ventures: a general store and a rice and beer retail business. She has 3 children who are between 27 and 30 years old, One has family and the other 2 are working.

Ma. Luisa joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2004 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 16 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Ma. Luisa has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of 19,500 PHP helped her earn a monthly profit of 15,000 PHP, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 17th loan, she is borrowing 29,000 PHP, which she intends to use to purchase more stocks of rice and beer so that she can continue to save up for future house repairs.

Ma. Luisa 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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