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Catherine is 40 years old, married and the mother of four children, all of whom are in school. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur who has earned a living for the last 10 years by running a food vending business in the Philippines. She has requested a loan for PHP 19,000 through NWTF to buy the ingredients she needs to make more food items to sell to her customers. In the future, Catherine would like to save 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 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
  • 1069
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,443,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Catherine to buy ingredients for her food production business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2012
May 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013