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Merlinda is a 47-year-old widow with four children. With 2 children in school, Merlinda works very hard to provide for them.

Merlinda runs a general store in the Philippines. She has been in this business for 6 years and sells a variety of items such as coffee, milk, sugar, canned goods, soap, etc.. She has requested a PHP 10,000 loan through NWTF to buy additional items to sell in her general store.

In the future Merlinda would like to save enough to build a house for her family.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 1864
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,001,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Merlinda buy stocks for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012