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Maylen P. is a 23-year old married mother of 1 child who lives in Hda Escolastica Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. Maylen has been a member of NWTF-Project Dungganon for 2 years now and earns a living by running a food vending business. She is purchasing a solar lantern with a PHP 3,100 loan from NWTF to extend her productive hours, while at the same time cut fuel costs and save money in the long run.

About NWTF’s Green Loan Products
Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation believes that the key to poverty alleviation for the poorest is to provide services beyond just credit. To that end, NWTF offers green energy products designed to save money for its clients. In a partnership with SunTransfer and Arc Finance, NWTF distributes solar-powered lanterns that also function as a charging station for mobile phones. Since many families normally use kerosene lamps to light their homes, the solar lantern offers a free, environment-friendly renewable source of energy, that allows them to reduce their monthly fuel costs.

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 to a member of a community who has earned the respect through a lifetime of hard and honest work.

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On Friday November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Hayian made its way through Southeast Asia, causing substantial damage to homes and businesses in areas of the Philippines. Given the state of devastation following this storm, borrowers living and working in these areas may have difficulty making repayments on their loans, thus making their Kiva loans higher risk. More information >>

This loan is part of NWTF's green loan program, which helps clients to gain access to environmentally friendly products that reduce pollution in the Philippines.

About Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation

Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF) is a non-governmental organization established with an aim to help 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 women in low-income urban and rural communities.

About Philippines

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 337
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,172,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $75 helped Maylen to purchase a solar lantern.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2010
May 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011