With the belief and faith to get out of poverty, in 2006 she decided to join ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and Kiva partner in the Philippines. During her previous loans, she carefully invested in her general store and it progressed good and sound. Now on her 6th loan, she proposes the amount of 30,000 pesos as additional capital, still for her general store. Specifically, the amount will be used to pay for cases of beer, soft drinks, liquors, and groceries for the store.
As a parent, she dreams of sending her child to school up to college and find a job for a greener living. She hopes that her business will expand for them so they will have savings for future use.
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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