Merlene is 54 years old, married and has two children.
Merlene is in the agricultural business raising pigs in the Philippines. She requested a 22,000 PHP loan through NWTF to buy feed and vitamins for her pigs.
Merlene has been raising pigs for 6 years and has borrowed 8 times in the past from NWTF to sustain her business.
In the future, she would like to build and expand her business to secure the financial stability of 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.