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Ben works hard to support his family. He is married and has a fishing/fish vending business in the Philippines.

Ben has requested a PHP 50,000 loan through NWTF to purchase a fishing net and other fishing equipment.

Ben has been in this business for fifteen years now.

In the future, Ben would like to build and expand his business to secure the financial stability of his family.

Additional Information

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
  • 1001
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,411,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Ben to purchase a fishing net and other fishing equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013