Their main source of income is through their fishing business that is personally managed by Yulo, because he is a fisherman. Editha also runs a business, the direct-selling of items from Avon Company and from other companies that sell different personal products.
Since she joined the Kiva field partner, Ahon sa Hirap Inc. (ASHI), Editha has always used the loans that she received for their fishing business, to make it grow more. Now, her eighth loan will be used again for this business. Editha will buy necessary things like different fishnets, materials used for making a fish pond and many more. She is sure that after buying all of this their business will be more productive.
Editha's biggest dream is to make their business continue to grow and increase their income so that she can help with the education of their grandchildren.
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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