A loan of $575 helped purchase more stock to sell.


Soperiana's story

Soperiana is a widow who lives in Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating a sari-sari (general) store. She has 9 children who are 28 to 41 years old. Soperiana joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 1996 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 16 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Soperiana has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 25,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 4,000, thus uplifting the family's standard of living.

This time, for her 17th cycle loan, she is borrowing PHP 25,000 which she intends to use to buy stocks for her general store so that she could continue to save up for future business expansion. Soperiana 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.



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details