Elizabeth is a 44-year-old married woman who supports her family by operating a fishing/fish vending business and a rice retailing business. She lives in the municipality of Narra, Palawan. She has been a member of NWTF-Project Dungganon since 2007 and has improved her living conditions with the help of her loans from NWTF and through her own efforts. By working hard in her fishing/fish vending and rice retailing businesses, she is gradually making her family more economically stable. She now earns an average monthly income of PHP 5,500. Elizabeth is borrowing PHP 18,000 to fund her business operations. This will be her ninth loan from NWTF-Project Dungganon. Her previous loan of PHP 19,500, which she paid off well within its term, was just another step in her journey toward economic freedom. Elizabeth aspires to elevate her family's living conditions and ensure their future wellbeing by following the Dungganon way.
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.