A loan of $250 helped to purchase more stock to sell.


Cecelia's story

Cecelia is a married woman who lives in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. She earns her living by operating a sari sari (general) store. Her husband Edcor, who is 40 years old, works as a government utility employee to earn his living and helps in his wife's business activities. They have one child who is 8 years old. Cecelia joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2004 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 15 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Cecelia has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 9,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 3,000 thus uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 16th loan, she is borrowing PHP 10,000 to purchase more stock to sell so that she can continue to save up for the future for her children's education. Cecelia 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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