Meriam works hard to provide for her family. She runs a business buying and selling charcoal in the Philippines and has requested a loan of PHP 17,000 through NWTF to purchase additional sacks of charcoal to sell.
Meriam has borrowed and paid 18 loans from NWTF before this loan. She has been running the business of buying and selling charcoal for 10 years and also earns an income from a general store.
Meriam aspires to save enough money so she could afford to send her chidlren 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 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.
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