A loan of $600 helped to purchase spare parts, materials and supplies necessary to operate her vehicle repair shop.


Catalina's story

Catalina is a married woman who lives in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. She earns her living by operating a vehicle repair shop. Her husband Elpidio, who is 53 years old, works as a welder to earn his living and helps in his wife's business activities. They have four children who are between 28 and 32 years old. Catalina joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2006 because she aspired for something better for her family. With the help of her past 15 loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Catalina has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow. Her previous loan of PHP 25,000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 10,000, uplifting the family's standard of living. This time, for her 16th loan, she is borrowing PHP 25,000 to purchase spare parts, materials and supplies that her crew needs to repair the vehicles. She is working hard so that she can continue to save up for future expansion of the business and to purchase land for their house. Catalina is a Dungganon woman who is following an honorable path toward the achievement of her dreams.



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