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Merlina
Merlina is 49 years old and married. She has seven children, two of them are in school.

Merlina is in the agricultural business raising pigs in the Philippines. She has been raising pigs for 10 years now, and has borrowed 13 times in the past from NWTF to sustain it.

Merlina requested a PHP 29500 loan through NWTF to buy medicines and feeds for her pigs. In the future, she would like to save enough money to expand her piggery business.

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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
  • 348
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,140,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Merlina buy medicines and feeds for her pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 31, 2012
Listed
Feb 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012