A loan of $500 helped to purchase materials for making mats.


Helen's story

As a married parent of two children, Helen works hard to support her family. She has a business, making and selling native mats, in the Philippines.

Helen successfully paid back her previous loan and is now requesting a new loan to further build her mat-making business. She is borrowing PHP 20,000 through NWTF. She will use the loan funds to purchase materials for making mats, for her business.

Helen has been sustaining her business activities through her past 15 loans from NWTF, and more recently, through Kiva. She hopes that her hard work will help her attain her dream -- to save enough money so she could afford to send her children to college.



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