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Alma
Alma is 25 years old and married with two children. Alma works very hard to provide for them.

Alma's business and family home was destroyed by super typhoon Haiyan which swept through the Philippines last November 8, 2013. Alma has restarted her fish vending business and now needs to provide her family with safe shelter.

Alma has taken a 9,765 PHP housing loan through NWTF in order to purchase materials to rebuild her family's home.

She is using the this loan to purchase building materials and pay construction costs.

Almais is committed to rebuilding her devastated life and in the future would like to save enough money to expand her business.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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. These loans will be directed to borrowers living in affected areas and help them to rebuild and recover. 

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. 
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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.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Philippines

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 1142
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $54,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $225 helped Alma to purchase building materials and pay for construction costs.
45% repaid
Repayment Term
25 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 10, 2014
Listed
Jun 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible