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Merlinda
Merlinda D. T. is a widow who lives in Brgy. Maloray, Dalaguete, Cebu. She earns her living by operating three business ventures: a general store, fish selling, and farming. Merlinda joined NWTF-Project Dungganon in 2005 because she aspired to something better for her family. With the help of her past ten loans from NWTF-Project Dungganon, Merlinda has been incrementally lifting her family out of poverty by the sweat of her brow.

Her previous loan of PHP 12000 helped her earn a monthly profit of PHP 7500, improving the family's standard of living. This time, for her eleventh loan, she is borrowing PHP 13000, which she intends to use to stock her general store with a bigger volume of the basic commodities that she sells. In this way she can continue to save up for future plans for her family. Merlinda D. T. 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 to 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 clicking the link to the NWTF Kiva lending team on Kiva.org to join our team.

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On Friday November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan 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 >>

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
  • 890
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $54,390,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Merlinda to restock her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 29, 2010
Listed
Aug 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 16, 2011