A loan of $475 helped to purchase an additonal freezer for her fish.

Emma's story

Emma is a married woman who lives in Bataraza, Palawan. She earns her living by fish vending and fishing. Her husband Mateo, 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 2 and 15 years old. Emma joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2004 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 24 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Emma 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 18,700, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 25th cycle loan, she is borrowing PHP 20,000 to buy a freezer for her fish. She is convinced that she can continue building a second story on her house and provide higher education to all her children. Emma 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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