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Leonisa is 72 years old, married, and has six children. She works very hard to provide for them.

Leonisa runs a business buying and selling nipa ( woven palm mats use for house repair and constructions) in the Philippines and requested a PHP 19,500 loan through NWTF to purchase additional stock to sell. Leonisa has been in this business for 13 years. In the future, Leonisa would like to save money to expand her business.

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
  • 440
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,632,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Leonisa to purchase additional stock to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013