A loan of $425 helps to buy sacks of charcoal to sell.


Arlene's story

Arlene is 41 years old, married, and has one child who attends school. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. She operates a charcoal retailing business in the Philippines, which she has been doing for six years.

Arlene requested a loan from NWTF for 20,000 PHP, which she will use to buy sacks of charcoal to sell. In the future, she would like to save enough to provide a secure future for her family.


This loan is special because:

It helps this borrower grow their business.

Mark McDonagh, Kiva staff

Mark McDonagh
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.