Update on Maria BelenMaria Belen is 60 years old and widowed.
Maria Belen works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requests 23,000 PHP through NWTF to buy sugar, rice, shampoo, and groceries to sell.
Maria Belen has borrowed and repaid 18 loans from NWTF. She successfully repaid her previous loan and now request a new loan to further build her business. She has run the general store for 10 years and earns an income from buying and selling frozen products, furniture, and raising pigs.
Maria Belen aspires to save money to expand her business.
Previous Loan DetailsMaria Belen is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a "buying and selling frozen products" business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 23,000 through NWTF to purchase more stock of frozen foods to sell for her frozen products business. Maria Belen has been in this business for 20 years... More from Maria Belen's previous loan »
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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 FoundationNegros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF) is a non-governmental organization established with an aim to help 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 women in low-income urban and rural communities.
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
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