A loan of $350 helped funds for her business operations.

Marivic's story

Marivic, a married woman living in Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, earns her living by operating two business ventures: a sari-sari (general) store and a rice-selling business. Her husband Joel, 43, works as a farmer to earn his living and also helps in his wife's business activities. They have two children who are 18 and 19 years old, one already with their own family, the other attending school.

Marivic joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2003 because she aspired to something better for her family. With the help of her past 12 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, she has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 18,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 3,000, thus uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 13th loan, she is borrowing PHP 15,000 as additional funds for her business operations so that she can continue to save up for future business expansion. Marivic 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 on a member of a community who has earned the respect through a lifetime of hard and honest work.

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