Marissa is 50 years old and is married with six children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a 9,000 PHP loan through NWTF to purchase additional items (such as diapers, canned goods, sanitary napkins, biscuits, noodles, and eggs) to sell in her general store.
Marissa has borrowed and repaid six loans from NWTF before this loan. She has been running the general store for 13 years and also earns additional income from retailing purified drinking water. Marissa aspires to save enough to provide a secure future for her family.
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.