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Marivic is going to buy supplies for her store including school supplies like notebooks, pencils and crayons as well as umbrellas, t-shirts and pants to sell. She also earns money by fattening hogs and selling them at a livestock market. She is going to buy extra hogs to have on her property as well as feed for them.
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.

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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

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1424
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,280,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Marivic to restock a general store and for raising hogs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2009
Jul 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010