A loan of $675 helped to fund business operations.


Gloria's story

Gloria is a married woman who lives in Bataraza, Palawan. She earns her living by operating fish vending and fishing businesses. Her husband Antonio, who is 43 years old, works as a fisherman to earn his living and helps in his wife's business activities. They have eight children who are between 7 and 19 years old. Gloria joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2004 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 21 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Gloria 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 17,000, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 22nd loan, she is borrowing PHP 29,500 to fund the operation of her businesses so that she can continue to save up for future house repairs and the education of her children. Gloria 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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