Merlita is 52, married, and has five children, one of whom in school. She works very hard to provide for them.
Merlita has been running a buy and sell bamboo business in the Philippines for six years, and has requested a PHP 17,000 loan through NWTF to purchase additional bamboo to sell.
In the future, Merlita would like to save money to expand her business.
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.