Marissa is a married woman who lives in Isabela, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating a dried fish vending business. Her husband Joven B., who is 38 years old, works as a security guard to earn his living. They have 3 children who are 13 to 19 years old.
Marissa joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 1997 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 13 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Marissa has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 19500 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 10000, uplifting her family's standard of living.
This time, for her 14th cycle loan, she is borrowing PHP 20000, which she intends to use to buy more stock to sell so that she can continue to save up for her children's education, house repairs, and home appliances. Marissa 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 the 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 join the NWTF Kiva lending team on Kiva.org.
About Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation
Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF) is a non-governmental organization established with an aim to help men and women achieve self-sufficiency, particularly in the province of Negros Occidental’s low-income communities. The organization offers its clients a wide variety of products, including loans for micro-entrepreneurs, hospital income benefits, life insurance, accidental death benefits and more. Kiva lenders’ funds will be used to expand the reach of these products to low-income urban and rural communities.