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Melba is 51 years old and has six children, one of them in school. Melba is married. Melba is in the agricultural business raising pigs in the Philippines. Melba requested a PHP 25,000 loan through NWTF to purchase additional pigs and feed.

Melba has been in this business for 26 years. Melba also earns additional income from fish and food vending.

In the future, Melba would like to send her kids to school and use her income for family needs.

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
  • 326
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,697,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Melba to purchase additional pigs and feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 9, 2011
Apr 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011