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Aireen
Aireen M. is 31 years old and happily married to 41-year-old Ariel M. who is a security guard. They have two children. Darlyn Joyce is 10 years old and Precious Zyrene is 2 years old. Only their eldest child is in school. That is why Aireen and her husband Ariel take it as an opportunity to save more for their family until her second child starts school. One source of income is her husband's salary from his work. Although her husband tries hard to earn enough income for them, it is never enough. So to augment her husband's salary, Aireen thinks of a business that will also contribute income for their expenses and allow them to be able to save.

When she joined Kiva field partner Ahon sa Hirap Inc. (ASHI), she wisely used every loan that she received. She always used it to improve her variety store, like today when she will use her loan to buy assorted groceries to sell in her store. She is hoping that her business will always do well.

One dream of Aireen's is that her children finish college. They would do everything just to make this dream possible.

Additional Information

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
  • 1468
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,362,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Aireen to buy groceries for her variety store business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 12, 2009
Listed
Oct 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2010