Amelia R. is a married woman who lives in the municipality of Brooke's Point, Palawan. She earns her living by operating two business ventures: vegetable and fruit vending and fish vending. Her husband Leonardo, who is 45 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 2 and 24 years old. Amelia joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2007 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past seven loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Amelia has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 19,500 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 10,000, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her eighth loan, she is borrowing PHP 22,000 to buy fruits and vegetables to sell so that she can continue to save up for the future and the education of her children. Amelia R. is a Dungganon woman who is following an honorable path toward the achievement of her dreams.
About Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation
Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF) is a non-governmental organization established with an aim to help men and women achieve self-sufficiency, particularly in the province of Negros Occidental’s low-income communities. The organization offers its clients a wide variety of products, including loans for micro-entrepreneurs, hospital income benefits, life insurance, accidental death benefits and more. Kiva lenders’ funds will be used to expand the reach of these products to low-income urban and rural communities.