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Partner Description:

Founded in 1984, the Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF) began as a non-governmental organization aiming to help women achieve self-sufficiency, particularly in the province of Negros Occidental’s low-income communities. Its goal is to increase women’s awareness of their economic potential, their skills and productivity and to improve their quality of life.

A unique lending approach:

In 1989, NWTF accepted the challenge of replicating the Grameen Bank’s credit methodology through initiatives like Project Dungganon (Honorable) and Project Kasanag (Light that Offers Hope), which provide operating capital to start or expand clients’ businesses. This credit assistance is designed to help urban micro-entrepreneurs engaged in manufacturing, trading, buying and selling, service and shopkeeping, enabling them to improve their quality of life and participate in the economic progress of the community.

NWTF has broadened its services to include hospital income benefits, life insurance, accidental death benefits and more. Additionally, in 2004, NWTF launched its scholarship program, extending grants to qualified dependents of its clients. NWTF also introduced a micro-crop loan to address the needs of agrarian reform beneficiaries, giving them the opportunity to cultivate and retain ownership of their own land.

Clients participating at the workshop organized by NWTF under the project Dungganon.


A video on the organization’s work and impact:

Image courtesy of Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Jul 10, 2009 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $44,978,750 $994,173,925
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $246,850
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 286
Amount of Paying Back Loans $8,158,500 $153,984,725
Number of Paying Back Loans 27,620 196,046
Amount of Ended Loans $36,820,250 $839,942,350
Number of Ended Loans 106,518 1,055,629
Delinquency Rate 0.02% 8.66%
Amount in Arrears $944 $8,865,405
Outstanding Portfolio $4,546,543 $102,333,532
Number of Loans Delinquent 10 30,827
Default Rate 0.03% 1.42%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $11,090 $11,900,367
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 67 34,261
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.45%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $1,353 $4,517,245
Refund Rate 0.02% 0.60%
Amount of Refunded Loans $10,350 $5,985,075
Number of Refunded Loans 25 6,003

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 99.66% 75.51%
Average Loan Size $335 $398
Average Individual Loan Size $335 $627
Average Group Loan Size $538 $1,756
Average number of borrowers per group 2 7.7
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $7,000 $5,871
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 4.79% 6.78%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 4.52 days 6.92 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $74.25 $57.53
  Average Loan Term 7.7 months 11.13 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 27,487 519,327
  Journaling Rate 22.90% 41.10%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.03 1.14

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2015 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 41% PY 46.00% PY 26.33% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 5.7% 4.8% -1.14%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) 5.70% 8.00% 16.31%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Presy Alba
Jaypee Allawan
Lorenzo Belenario
Androw Bernardez
Venus Biaten
Ma. Cristine Canete
Andy Coscolluela
Jesus de los Reyes
Pachito Genovia
Sheena Gregas
Joseph Guillergan
Rhiana Marie Sabolbora
Raymond Patrick Serios
Kristine Soligo
Reymund Vasquez