She has a business of buying and selling rice in the Philippines, and she also earns additional income from raising pigs and buying and selling charcoal. Mary Jane is borrowing PHP 25,000 through NWTF to buy more sacks of rice to sell.
She has been sustaining her business activities through the past 14 loans from NWTF. She hopes that with her hard work she will be able to save enough money to send her children to college.
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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 FoundationNegros 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.
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