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Meriam
Meriam is married with 5 children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. She is 38 years old and has 2 children who are in school.

Meriam has a fishing business in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 22500 loan through NWTF to buy a new engine for her fishing boat.

Meriam has been in this business for 12 years. In the future, she would like to save money to expand her business.

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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
  • 1438
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,289,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Meriam to buy a new engine for her fishing boat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 26, 2012
Listed
May 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013