Her loans are locally administered by NWTF, a non-governmental organization that focuses on helping both men and women in low income communities in the province of Negros Occidental achieve self-sufficiency. The funds that Kiva lenders avail to the organization are used to expand the reach of these products to low-income urban and rural communities in the province.
Kiva and NWTF gave Dr. Johnson the opportunity to fully fund Mara’s loan. These organizations, together with Dr. Johnson and people like him, are helping to transform thousands of families by enabling them to escape the poverty that they experience every day. This is because these organizations provide micro-financing services to those that need it the most. Kiva helps to bring people together, while the NWTF pinpoints needy people.
The $325 loan that Mara took was fully funded by Dr. Joe Johnson, and through his generosity, she is now able to continue growing her business. If you would like to transform a community by helping an underprivileged entrepreneur, visit Kiva.org and have a look at the thousands of loans that are in need of funding. By funding a microloan, you are ensuring that you change the lives of not only one family, but of the community at large.