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Merlyn is 29 years old, married with 4 children. Three of her children are in school. Merlyn is a very hard-working entrepreneur.

Merlyn has a fish-vending business in the Philippines. Merlyn requested a PHP 19500 loan amount through NWTF to buy more fish to sell.

Merlyn has been in this business for eight years. In the future, Merlyn would like to save enough money so she can continue to send her children to college, and expand her business.

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
  • 354
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Merlyn to buy more fish to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2013
Apr 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014