A loan of $250 helped purchase more inventory to sell.

Alma's story

Alma M. is a 36-year old married woman who supports her family by running a general store. She lives in the barangay of Ipilan, part of Brooke's Point municipality, Palawan province. She has been a member of NWTF-Project Dungganon since 2004 and has improved her living conditions with the help of her loans from NWTF and through her own efforts. By working hard in her store, she is gradually making her family more economically stable. She now earns an average monthly income of 7,600 PHP.

Alma is now borrowing 11,000 PHP so that she can continue to purchase more inventory to sell. This will be her seventeenth 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. Alma aspires to elevate her family's living conditions and ensure its 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 its alleviation program, these women have progressed from earning less than a dollar a day to achieving realities beyond their dreams. They are on a life path that will ultimately make them Dungganon—a title of esteem that is bestowed upon 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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