Estrella works hard to provide for her family. She runs a buy and sell charcoal business in the Philippines and has requested a PHP 50,000 loan through Kiva partner NWTF in order to buy additional sacks of charcoal to sell.
Estrella has borrowed and repaid 35 loans from NWTF before this loan. She has been running the buy and sell charcoal business for 15 years and also earns an income from raising pigs, a general store and hallow block making.
Estrella aspires to save enough money so she can afford to send her children 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 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.
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