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Marife, a 40-year-old married mother of four children, three of whom are in school, works very hard to provide for them. The operator of a a general store in the Philippines for 11 years, she sells a variety of items such as snack foods, soap, shampoo, diapers and other groceries.

Marife has requested a PHP 21000 loan through NWTF in order to purchase more groceries to sell. In the future, she would like to repair and renovate her family home.

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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
  • 871
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,374,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Marife to purchase more groceries to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013