Merlita is 40 years old, married, and has five children. With two of the children currently going in school, Merlita works very hard to provide for them. Merlita runs a general store in the Philippines and has applied for a PHP 12,000 loan through NWTF to buy additional items to sell, including noodles, eggs, canned goods and spices. Merlita has been in this business for a year. In the future, Merlita would like to save enough money to be able to afford to send her children to college.
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.