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Melita
Melita F. is a 48-year-old mother of two children. Her husband, Elvenio, is a laborer and makes furniture. To help support the family Melita buys and resells various vegetables. She applied for this loan in order to buy assorted raw materials for furniture making, such as good lumber, nails, varnish, etc. In the future Melita hopes to establish a shop from which they can fulfill orders. She also wants to be able to save for her children's education.

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About ASHI

Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc. has the distinction of being the oldest existing replication of Grameen methodology for delivering credit to the poor in the Philippines. With more than a third of the nation’s 90 million Filipinos living below the poverty line, ASHI was established with the vision of helping to alleviate poverty in the Philippines. Translated from Tagalog, Ahon Sa Hirap means “to rise above poverty.”

Empowering women dedicated to supporting their families through hard work and dedication, ASHI lends 100% to women and specifically the bottom 50%, so the “poorest of the poor.” In addition to general business loans, ASHI also offers educational loans, house repair loans, savings funds, and social development programs for its members. ASHI is committed to translating its social mission into practice.

About Philippines

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 269
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $53,160,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Melita to buy raw materials for furniture making.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 16, 2009
Listed
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 15, 2009