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Merlinda, 57, is married and has four children.

Merlinda is in the agricultural business. She fattens pigs in the Philippines. Merlinda requested a 12000 PHP loan through NWTF to buy feed and vitamins for her pigs.

Merlinda has been fattening pigs for 11 years now, and has borrowed 7 times in the past from NWTF to sustain this job.

In the future, Merlinda would like to repair and renovate her pig pens.

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
  • 331
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,673,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Merlinda to buy feeds and vitamins for her pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2012
Dec 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013