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As a married parent of two children, Mely works hard to support her family.

She has a fishing business in the Philippines and also earns additional income from fish vending. Mely is borrowing PHP 22,000 through NWTF to buy fishing materials, including nets and ropes.

Mely has accessed fourteen loans from NWTF, which allows her to sustain her business activities. She hopes that her hard work will help her attain her dream of saving enough money to expand her business.

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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 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
  • 686
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,147,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Mely to buy fishing materials, including nets and ropes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2013
Apr 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014