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Marilou is 41 years old and widowed with six children. She earns a living by farming rice in the Philippines. Marilou has been farming rice for 5 years and also earns additional income from pig fattening.

Marilou is borrowing PHP 19,000 through NWTF to purchase fertilizers and other farm supplies. She is working tirelessly toward the attainment of her dream 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
  • 991
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,411,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Marilou to purchase fertlizers and other farm supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014