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Benia is 53 years old and has nine children. She is married and still has two children who are in school.

Benia is in the agricultural business raising livestock (chickens, a cow, a water buffalo, goats, and pigs) in the Philippines. Benia requested a PHP 14,000.00 loan through NWTF to purchase feed, vitamins, and an additional pig to raise and sell.

Benia has been raising livestock for eight years now and has borrowed 12 times in the past from NWTF to sustain her business.

In the future, Benia would like to save money to expand her business.

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On Friday November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made its way through Southeast Asia, causing substantial damage to homes and businesses in areas of the Philippines. Given the state of devastation following this storm, borrowers living and working in these areas may have difficulty making repayments on their loans, thus making their Kiva loans higher risk. More 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
  • 347
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,920,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Benia to purchase feed, vitamins, and an additional pig to raise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 31, 2011
May 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012