Ella is 59 years old, married and has three children. She works very hard to provide for her family by running a sari-sari (or variety) store in the Philippines, and has applied for a loan for PHP 20,000 from NWTF to buy more items to sell to her customers. She has run her store for five years and earns most of her income by selling soap, sugar, soft drinks and other groceries. Her goal for the future is to set aside enough money to continue expanding her business.
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.