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Ma. Lyn
Ma. Lyn is 44 years-old and married with four children.

Ma. Lyn works hard to provide for her family. She runs a charcoal retail business in the Philippines and has requested a PHP 20000 loan through Kiva partner NWTF in order to purchase additional sacks of charcoal to sell.

Ma. Lyn has borrowed and paid 14 loans from NWTF before this loan. She has been running the charcoal sales business for 15 years and also earns an income from buying and selling ready to wear and farming vegetables.

Ma. Lyn aspires to save money in order 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
  • 690
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,147,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Ma. Lyn to purchase additional sacks of charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013