A loan of $425 helped to buy a new engine for her fishing boat.

Imelda's story

Imelda is a married woman who lives in Bataraza, Palawan. She earns her living by operating a fish vending business and a general store. Her husband Rufino, who is 48 years old, works as a fisherman to earn his living and helps in his wife's business activities. They have six children who are between 11 and 28 years old. Imelda joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2005 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past two loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Imelda has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 15,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 23,000 uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her third loan, she is borrowing PHP 18,000 to buy a new engine for her fishing boat so that she can continue to save up for the future education of her children and house repairs. Imelda 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/team/nwtf_philippines

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