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Merlinda is 44 years old and has four children. Merlinda is married and has one child who is in school.

Merlinda is in the agricultural business buying and selling livestock in the Philippines. Merlinda requested a PHP 11,000 loan through NWTF to buy additional livestock to sell.

Merlinda has been buying and selling livestock for six years now, and has borrowed five times in the past from NWTF to sustain the business.

In the future, Merlinda would like to repair and renovate her family home.

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
  • 379
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Merlinda to buy additional livestock to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014