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Juvy Bautista enjoys her life as a wife, mother, and business woman. She has two children, whose ages range from one to five years old. Her husband is a hired company driver. Despite having a hard time sustaining her business buying and selling rice, Juvy feels happy to be helping her husband support the needs of their family, especially their children.

Juvy wants to grow her business until it becomes profitable and a stable source of income to support the education of her children until they graduate from college. This vision inspires her to investing in growing her business through a loan from ASHI. Her husband is happier because of the productivity of his wife.

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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
  • 1495
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,107,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Juvy to purchase large volume of rice for selling.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 6, 2010
May 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010