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Maria Merla
Maria Merla works hard to support her family. She is married and has a fishing business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for six years now.

She requested a PHP 15,000 loan through NWTF to purchase more materials for her business. Maria Merla would like to build and expand her business to secure the future of her family.

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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 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.

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About Philippines

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 419
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,706,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $350 helped Maria Merla to purchase more materials for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 24, 2014
Listed
Apr 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible