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Update on Elma

Elma works hard to support her family. She is married and has a dress-making business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for five years.

She requested a new loan, in the amount of PHP 11,000, through NWTF. She will use the loan to purchase materials, like fabric, thread and needles, for making dresses. She successfully paid back her previous loan, and now she is requesting a new loan, to further build her dress-making business.

Elma's goal for the future is to save enough money so she can continue to send her children to school.

Previous Loan Details

Elma, a 40-year-old married mother of seven children, five of whom are in school, is a very hardworking entrepreneur. For the past nine years she has operated a tailoring business in the Philippines. Elma has requested a PHP 10000 loan amount through NWTF to buy fabrics and other materials needed... More from Elma's previous loan »

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 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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1811
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,866,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Elma to purchase materials, like fabric, thread and needles, for making dresses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013