A loan of $475 helped to buy nylon, shells and other materials for her shell-crafting business.


Ma. Lydia's story

As a married mother of six children, Ma. Lydia works hard to support her family. She has a shell-crafting business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from selling bamboo and nipa (palm leaves). Ma. Lydia is borrowing PHP 19,000 through NWTF to buy nylon, shells and other materials for her shell-crafting business. Ma. Lydia has been sustaining her business activities through her past ten loans from NWTF and more recently, through Kiva. She hopes that her hard work will help her attain her dream to save money to expand her business.



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