A loan of $625 helps to buy items like canned goods, personal care products, etc. to sell in her general store.


Merlina's story

Merlina is 46 years old and married with two children. As all of her children are still in school, Merlina works very hard to provide for her family.

Merlina runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 30,000 loan through NWTF to buy items like canned goods, personal care products, etc. to sell in her general store.

Merlina has been in this business for 10 years.

In the future, Merlina would like to save enough money so she could afford to send her children to college.


This loan is special because:

It helps this borrower grow their business.

Mark McDonagh, Kiva staff

Mark McDonagh
Kiva staff



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*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.