As a woman of dreams, in 2005 she joined ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), a Microfinance Institution and KIVA partner in the Philippines. Since then, she opened a general store and it really helped them to meet their needs. Now on her sixth loan, she wants to borrow Php 25,000 to pay for cases of soft drinks, liquor, rice, charcoal and groceries for her store.
She hopes that, with the help of ASHI and KIVA, she can reach her goal to step out from poverty, expand her business, and pay for the needs of her children in school.
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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