A loan of $250 helped additional working capital.

Chona's story

Chona is a married woman who lives in Manjuyod, Negros Oriental. She earns her living by operating a livestock farming business. Her husband Rolando, who is 43 years old, works as a farmer to earn his living and helps in his wife's business activities. They have four children who are between 11 and 19 years old. Chona joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2009 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past three loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Chona has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 7,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 2,500, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her fourth loan, she is borrowing PHP 10,000, which she intends to use as additional capital to continue to save up for future improvements to their living condition and to send her children to school. Chona 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 upon 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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