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Deonata A. is a loving and compassionate person. Despite being single and having no child, she expresses her love, care and kindness to her niece and nephew. She also supports their education and treats them as her own children.

To sustain their education until they graduate from college, Deonata is requesting a loan to grow her small “sari-sari” (variety) store, so that its profits will grow as well. Deonata also wishes to satisfy her customers by offering a wide variety of goods for their convenience.

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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
  • 1520
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,194,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Deonata purcahse variety of goods to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2010
Feb 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010