A loan of $475 helped to fund the operations of her business.

Lilian's story

Lilian is a 45-year-old widow who supports her family by operating three business ventures: used clothing, Avon & Natasha dealer and a manicure/pedicure/weaving business. She lives in Toledo City, Cebu. Lilian joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2004 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 12 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Lilian 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 4,200, thus uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 13th loan, she is borrowing PHP 20,000, which she intends to use to buy items for her used clothing business so that she can continue to save up for the future education of her children and to have her own business area. Lilian 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 at http://www.kiva.org.

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