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Marilou is 37 years old and married with two children. She works hard to provide for her family.
Marilou runs a general store in the Philippines and has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP through Kiva partner NWTF to buy more items to sell in her general store.
Marilou has borrowed and paid back 31 loans from NWTF before this loan. She has been running the general store for ten years and also earns an income from farming rice.
Marilou aspires to save enough money to send her children to college.

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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 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.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1026
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,421,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Marilou to buy more items to sell in her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012