A loan of $700 helped additional working capital.

Ma. Jonalyn's story

Ma. Jonalyn is a married woman who lives in Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating three business ventures: School Supplies, Grinding Services and Plastic Wares. Her husband Fernando, who is 42 years old, works as a vendor to earn his living and helps in his wife's business activities. They have two children who are 10 and 14 years old. Ma. Jonalyn joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2000 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 16 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Ma. Jonalyn 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 7,000, thus uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 17th loan, she is borrowing PHP 29,500 to use as additional working capital so that she can continue to save for the future education of her children. Ma. Jonalyn 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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