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Edna is 50 years old and married with nine children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a business buying and selling 'nipa' (woven palm mats used for house repair and construction) in the Philippines and requested a PHP 50,000 loan through NWTF to purchase additional 'nipa' to sell.

Edna has borrowed and repaid 21 loans from NWTF before this loan. She has been running the 'nipa' business for 30 years and also earns an income from fish vending.

Edna aspires to build and expand her business to secure the future of her family.

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
  • 370
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,797,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Edna purchase additional 'nipa' (woven mats) to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013