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Leonora is 36 years old and married with three children.

Leonora works hard to provide for her family. She runs a buying and selling of nipa (woven palm mats used for house repair and construction) business in the Philippines and requested a 10,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) loan through NWTF to purchase additional nipa to sell.

Leonora has borrowed and repaid 15 loans from NWTF before this loan. She has been running the nipa business for 14 years and also earns an income from farming and selling vegetables.

Leonora aspires to save enough money so she could afford to send her children to college.

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
  • $70,673,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Leonora to purchase additional nipa (woven palm mats) to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014