Fighting for a better future? We need your help.

Creating a more equitable world takes a lot of time and energy, but at Kiva we’re in it for the long haul. 100% of money lent on Kiva goes to funding loans. That means we rely on donations from people like you to make this work possible. For a limited time, if you donate $35 or more, a $25 bonus will be added to your account (you’ll get an email once it’s there).
Premal Shah, President & Co-Founder, Kiva
  • $25
  • $35
  • $50
  • Submit
  • Other

A loan of $550 helped to purchase more groceries to sell.


Maria Lourdes's story

Maria Lourdes is 46 years old and married with four children.

Maria Lourdes works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 23,000 loan through NWTF to purchase more groceries to sell.

Maria Lourdes has borrowed and repaid five loans from NWTF before this loan. She has been running the general store for twenty years and also earns an income from raising pigs.

Maria Lourdes aspires to save money so she can afford to send her children to college.



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details