A loan of $700 helped to purchase medicines and vaccines for her pigs.

Marina's story

Marina is a married woman who lives in Bantayan, Cebu. She operates 2 businesses: hog raising and buying & selling dried fish. Her husband, Raul, who is 62 years old, works as a laborer. They have 10 children aged between 15 and 37 years old.

Marina joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2000 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 17 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Marina 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 20,000, lifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 18th loan, she is borrowing PHP 29,500. She intends to use this to buy medicines and vaccines for pigs so that she can continue to save up for future house repairs and the expansion of her business. Marina 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.

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