Aside from her sewing different kinds of dress, they have a fishing business that becomes their main source of income. This business runs for 2 years now and they really want to continue it because it gives them more income. It suits their place because their near the sea maybe this is one reason why it give them income. Her husband manages it with her help of course. She will use the loan that she received from Kiva field partner Ahon sa Hirap Inc. (ASHI) to buy things for this business like different kinds of fishnet and accessories for it.
Shirley hopes that someday her children will finish their studies because this is the reason why they work hard for them to have a good education. And one hopes of Shirley is to make her business stable for them to alleviate from poverty.
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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