Mercedita, 38 years old, is married and has 6 children, four of them in school. She works very hard to provide for her family.
For the past 2 years, Mercedita has operated a sari-sari (variety) store in the Philippines. She sells a variety of items such as snack foods, soft drinks and beverages. Mercedita has requested a PHP 10,000 loan through NWTF to purchase more items such as shampoo, groceries, etc. to sell in her store. Mercedita would like to save enough to provide a secure future for her family.
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.