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Marlyn is 46 years old and married with four children. With three children in school, Marlyn works very hard to provide for her family.

Marlyn runs a sari-sari (convenience) store in the Philippines. She has requested a PHP 20,000 loan through NWTF to buy more items to sell such as shampoo, groceries, etc. in her sari-sari store.

Marlyn has been in this business for seven years. She sells a variety of items such as eggs, spices, noodles, bread, etc.

In the future, Marlyn would like to save enough money to expand her 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
  • 232
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,041,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Marlyn to buy more items to sell in her sari-sari (convenience) store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012