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Merlinda
Merlinda works hard to support her family. She is married and has a blacksmithing business in the Philippines.

Merlinda has requested a PHP 12,000 loan, through NWTF, to purchase additional materials for her blacksmithing business. she has been in this business for 4 years now. In the photo, you can see Merlinda together, with her husband. they work hand in hand to fulfill their dreams.

In the future, Merlinda would like to save money to expand her business.

Additional Information

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 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

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1062
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,757,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Merlinda to purchase additional materials for her blacksmith business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 12, 2012
Listed
Oct 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013