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A loan of $275 helped to buy materials for her shell crafting business.


Arlita's story

Arlita is married and she works hard to support her family.

She has a shell crafting business in the Philippines. Arlita is borrowing 11,000 PHP through NWTF to buy materials for her shell crafting business.

Arlita has been sustaining her business activities through her past 8 loans from NWTF and more recently, through Kiva. She hopes that her hard work will help her attain her dream to save enough to provide a secure future for her family.



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