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Marichu is 35 years old and married with four children who are currently in school. Marichu works very hard to provide for them.

Marichu runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 12,000 loan through NWTF to buy additional stock to sell in her general store like snack foods, canned goods, sugar, cooking oil, noodles, etc.

Marichu has been in this business for five years and sells a variety of items such as snack foods, canned goods, sugar, cooking oil, noodles, etc.

In the future, Marichu would like to save enough money to continue to send her children to school.

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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
  • 1822
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,851,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Marichu to buy additional stock to sell like snack foods, canned goods, sugar, cooking oil, and noodles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2013
Oct 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014