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Lyra is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a food vending business in the Philippines.

She is borrowing PHP 10,000 through NWTF to purchase additional ingredients like meat, spices, vegetables, fish, etc. for her food vending business.

Lyra has been in this business for two years. Lyra earns additional income from selling purified water.

Lyra has been sustaining her business activities through her own efforts with the help of the loans from NWTF. She dreams of saving money to expand her business in the future.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed for borrowers living in an underserved region of the Philippines, where the poverty rate is high and microfinance services are scarce. Kiva loans help NWTF expand its presence in the area, where it also offers workshops for clients on idea generation and training in technical, business and marketing skills.

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
  • 745
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,312,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Lyra to purchase additional ingredients like meat, spices, vegetables and fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014