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Mera
Mera works hard to support her family. She is married and has a Nipa trading business in the Philippines. Nipa is a woven palm mat used for house construction and repair in the Philippines.




Mera has requested a PHP 29500 loan through NWTF to purchase stocks of Nipa to sell. Mera has been in this business for 10 years. In the future, Mera would like to build and expand her business to secure the financial stability of her family.

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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 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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 360
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $50,745,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Mera to purchase stocks of nipa to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 23, 2012
Listed
Nov 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013