Marivic is 27 years old and happily married to her husband, Vilmor, who is a year older than her. She has two small children and with her loan and profits she hopes to be able to afford to send her children to school and also afford college classes for herself. She has had a previous loan with ASHI and was on time making all of her repayments and so was able to increase the amount of this loan. She is very happy to be a Kiva borrower and says thank you for helping fund her store.
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.
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid