A loan of $700 helped to purchase additional products.

Erlinda's story

Erlinda is a married woman who lives in Rizal, Palawan. She earns her living by operating a general store and a piggery business. Her husband Nickarter, who is 47 years old, works as a solar collector to earn his living and helps in his wife's business activities. They have five children who are between 10 and 25 years old. Erlinda joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2005 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 18 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Erlinda has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 29,500 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 12,700, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 19th loan, she is borrowing PHP 29,500, which she intends to use to buy more stock so that she can continue to save up for the future expansion of her business. Erlinda 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 joining the NWTF Kiva lending team on http://www.kiva.org.

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