Iluminada hopes that her business will become successful someday. Along with the business success she is dreaming about, is the hope to see the graduation of her four children from college and to see them find a good job. She also dreams of having a store selling poultry feed someday to save for her family’s future. Iluminada wants to thank ASHI and Kiva lenders who are sponsoring this loan. That is one of the greatest opportunities for her to start reaching for her goals.
Iluminada C. comes from Antipolo, Rizal province, in the Philippines. She is a 43-year-old woman, married, and is the mother of four children. For her age, Iluminada is seen as strong and determined to improve their quality of life.
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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid