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Mary Jane
Mrs. Mary Jane N. is 42 years old, married with six children and a resident of Brgy, Tagda, in Hinigaran Negros Occidental. Mary Jane is a fish vendor, a suitable trade as she lives near the sea and has easy access to the local fisher folk's catch. Working in partnership with her husband, Cenon, she is determined to raise her six children well and provide all of them with a good future.

In 1998 she joined NWTF—Project Dungganon to have access to additional capital for her fish-vending business. She later used her loans and savings to build her own fishing boat, and the resulting profits from this move come to approximately PHP 10,000 per month, just enough to support the needs of her family. She now plans to use the PHP 19,000 loan from NWTF—Project Dungganon, her thirteenth consecutive loan from this MFI, as revolving working capital for her fish-vending business.

About NWTF:

In a world full of challenges, Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. has answered the call of not just a few, but thousands of women. Through its alleviation program, these women have progressed from earning less than a dollar a day to achieving realities beyond their dreams. They have learned to live lives that they can finally call honorable ones. This is Project Dungganon.

Additional 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
  • 530
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,898,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Mary Jane for additional capital for fish-vending trade.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2009
Sep 2, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010