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Evangeline H. is a little depress in what happen to the education of her children. At her age of 56 she has now 4 children namely: Rowena 30 years old, Fernando Jr. 25 years old, Angelo and Wennalyn the youngest, most of them are only attain a secondary level of education. Her husband Fernando H. is now 65 years old and helping her to improve their business, their helping each other and also their children to overcome their poverty.

Their main source of income today is their fishing business. Her husband is a fisherman that is why she manages their business with the help of Evangeline. This business run for 4 years now and until now it gives them income for their daily expenses. When Evangeline joined the Kiva field partner Ahon sa Hirap Inc. (ASHI) she used the loan that she received for this business like today she will also use the loan to buy necessary things needed in her business like small boat for their fishing business and same things needed in expanding the fish cage like fishnet, accessories for the fishnet and bamboo. She was sure buying for this will make her business improve the income than before.

One really hope of Evangeline is her grandchildren finish their studies until they become a degree holder, she doesn’t want to happen what happen to her children that only attain a low level of education. She assures to herself that he will do everything for them not to experience the hard things in life.

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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
  • 1459
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,251,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Evangeline for additional capital to her fishing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 17, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 1, 2011