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Merlinda is 54 years old and married with four children, one child is in school. Merlinda works very hard to provide for them.

Merlinda runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a 8,000 PHP loan through NWTF to buy more items to sell like soap, toothbrushes, chips, eggs, and canned goods.

Merlinda has been in this business for 5 years.

She would like to save enough money to provide a secure future for her family.

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
  • 380
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,798,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Merlinda to buy more items to sell like soap, toothbrushes, chips, eggs and canned goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2013
Dec 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014