A loan of $400 helped to fund her business operations.

Estela's story

Estela is 45 years old, married, and supports her family by operating 3 business ventures: general store, passenger jeep and BBQ businesses. She lives in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. She has been a member of NWTF-Project Dungganon since 2008 and has improved her living conditions with the help of her loans from NWTF and through her own efforts. By working hard in her general store, passenger jeep and BBQ businesses, she is gradually making her family more economically stable.

She now earns an average monthly income of 16,800 PHP. Estela is borrowing 17,000 PHP so that she can fund her business operations. This will be her 6th loan from NWTF-Project Dungganon. Her previous loan of 13,000 PHP, which she paid off well within its term was just another step in her journey toward economic freedom. Estela aspires to improve her family's living conditions and ensure their future well being by following the Dungganon way.

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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