A loan of $575 helped to purchase more stock to sell.

Sarma's story

Sarma is a married woman who lives in Rizal, Palawan. She earns her living by operating a sari-sari (general) store. Her husband Batsoy, who is 55 years old, works as a fisherman to earn his living and helps in his wife's business activities. They have seven children who are between 16 and 35 years old. Sarma joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2007 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past nine loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Sarma has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 19,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 10,000, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 10th loan, she is borrowing PHP 24,000 to buy additional stocks for the general store so that she can continue to save up for the future expansion of her business. Sarma 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 at http://www.kiva.org

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