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NWTF Executive Director, Dr. Cecilia del Castillo, was made part of Negros Occidental’s post-Marcos government under Governor Daniel Lacson to spearhead their women-centered initiatives. She was then appointed to the pioneer task force composed of representatives from several regions in the Philippines, created under the advisement of President Corazon Aquino, to study the Grameen Credit Methodology with Professor Muhammad Yunus in Bangladesh.
1989 - Old Training Pic


NWTF Executive Director, Dr. Cecilia del Castillo, was appointed President of the Philippine Network of Grameen Bank Replicators (PHILNET) and Executive Trustee of the Charter of the Asia-Pacific for Helping the Hardcore Poor (CASHPOR Philippines). Capacity-building training and workshops were conducted for network members including Personal Effectiveness, Cost Effective Interest Rate, Measuring Impact (AIMS Impact Assessment Tool), Internal Control and Fraud Detection, and Cost-Effective Targeting.
The first four Project Dungganon branches, operating the Grameen methodology, open their doors: Calatrava, Manapla, Himamaylan and Sipalay


Professor Muhammad Yunus makes his first visit to NWTF
Escalante, Cauayan and La Castellana branches open


Hinoba-an Branch opens


Partnership with Catholic Relief Services


Professor Sukor Kasim, from Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia, becomes a consultant for the organization. Grameen Exposure Dialogue was held in the Philippines
NWTF receives direct assistance from Grameen Bank


NWTF receives a substantial grant from CGAP that jumstarted NWTF’s expansion beginning with Bago Branch
Bago Branch commences operation


NWTF participates in the Microcredit Summit Campaign in New York City, attended by over 1,000 delegates from 107 countries, where Dr. Cecilia del Castillo acts as moderator
Project Dungganon begins serving Kabankalan, San Carlos and Tanjay clients


Project Dungganon celebrates its 10 year anniversary
Dumaguete Branch opens along with the 1st PD branch outside Negros Province in Toledo, Cebu
Dr.Cecilia del Castillo represents NWTF in the Microcredit Summit Campaign held in West Africa’s Ivory Coast as facilitator during the event attended by 600 delegates from 85 countries
2000 - PK


Project Kasanag is established to offer individual loans for small and medium enterprises
Strategic support, technical assistance and information is received through the partnership with Women’s World Banking
Accredited as a donee by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification
Silay Branch opens
2002 - Insurance


NWTF offers micro-insurance to its clients.
NWTF became a recipient of the Rotary International Volunteer Program from Canada
NWTF client, Emma Morales of Manapla Branch, wins the Visayas Citibank Microentrepreneur of the Year award
Hinigaran, Valladolid and Cadiz branches open


Bais, Santander, Puerto Princesa and Narra Branches open


The NWTF Scholarship Program is launched
Bayawan, Dalaguete, Cordova, Catbalogan and Brookespoint Branches open


Dungganon Bank, the first microfinance-thrift bank in Visayas is established in Bacolod City
Micro-crop loans are made available to clients
Clients, Jerilyn Lucareza and Virginia Borde, are recognized by Citibank with the Visayas Maunlad Awards
Bogo, Minglanilla, Compostella, Taytay, Catarman and Calbayog Branches open


Village Phone Banking is piloted in Negros, aimed at bridging the communication gap in rural areas.
The Progress Out of Poverty Index is integrated into operations as a measuring tool
Professor Sukor Kasim returns as consultant for the 2nd time
Ubay and Maasin Branches open


NWTF, Executive Director, Dr. Cecilia del Castillo, is a finalist for the prestigious, international Ernst and Young  Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Leading Woman in the Public Sector
Client, Ma. Cecilia David Salarda, receives the Citibank Microentreprenuer of the Year Award with a special citation for the Ability to Harness Local Market Potentials


The Client Services Department is formally created to maximize the potentials of clients’ Income Generating and Survival Skills
Guihulngan, Guindulman and Baybay Branches open
2009 - 25thAnniversary


NWTF celebrates its 25th anniversary
NWTF partners with KIVA, a leading crowd-funding platform aimed at alleviating global poverty
NWTF introduces innovative, environment-friendly products such as solar lamps and cook stoves to maximize savings and earnings for NWTF clients
San Carlos client, Shirley Ecot, is awarded the Citibank Microentreprenur of the Year Maunlad Award
Virginia Lubguban of Dumaguete receives the Masikap Award during the Citibank Micro entrepreneur of the Year Awards
2010 - Sikap award


Sonia Palmes of Barangay Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental is a Sikap National Awardee
Clients Ester Lumbo, Mary Jan Reyes, Enrico Jingco are Citibank Microentreprenuer Visayas Masikap and Maunlad Awardees
Banga, Numancia, Ivisan, Panay, Dumangas and Sara Branches open


DO-IT Foundation is created from the spin-off of the NWTF Management Information System, providing technology solutions for MFI’s and NGO’s
NWTF’s social performance strengths recognized with 5 KIVA badges
Partnership with Whole Planet Foundation
Natividad Gabriel of Taytay Branch is a Maunlad Luzon Awardee of Citibank Micro entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Barili, Sogod-Cebu, Ormoc, Kananga, Palo, Tacloban Branches open
2012 - DBI Bantayan Facade


Dungganon Bank opens its first branch in Bantayan Island
NWTF is Awarded the Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution in the 5th RAFI Triennial Awards
Naval, Dumarao, Sagay, Himamaylan, Sogod-Leyte, Isabela, La Carlota, Manapla, Camotes, Malay and Roxas-Capiz Branches open
2013 - Truelift


Awarded the Truelift Achievement Award
Partnership with Net-Works to collect and recycle used fishing nets into carpet tiles
Guimaras, Pontevedra, Talisay, Daan-Bantayan, Mabinay, Ilog-Candoni, Sibulan, Quezon, and Bindoy Branches open


NWTF celebrates 30 years of service to over 180,000 micro entrepreneurs across 73 branches
Basey, Quinapondan, Guiuan, Liloan, Canlaon, Puerto Princesa North, Kalibo and President Roxas Branches open


NWTF client from Binalbagan branch, Victoria Bantilla, is awarded in the 2015 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards
Culasi, San Jose, Mandaue, Tubigon, Tagbilaran, Loay, Pulupandan, Siaton and Siquijor Branches open


NWTF Executive Director, Dr. Cecilia del Castillo speaks about partnerships that work during the 2016 Women’s Forum
NWTF opens its 100th branch
NWTF inaugurates its solar roof, Bacolod City’s First Commercial Net-Metered Solar PV System in operation, located at NWTF Building 2.
NWTF opens its second head office building in Bacolod City.