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Merlinda is 50 years old, married, and has four children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur.

Merlinda has a fishing business in the Philippines. Merlinda requested a 14,000 PHP loan through NWTF to buy fishing gear and other equipment.

Merlinda has been in this business for 21 years. In the future, Merlinda would like to save 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
  • 691
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,141,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Merlinda to buy fishing gear and other equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2013
Jul 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014