Today, Anabel's main goal is to build a home for her family and keep everyone safe from harm. She plans to pay for this home by raising pigs, and with help from her husband, who is an office worker. She joined ASHI in 2007 and has used several previous loans to establish her livestock business. She is now applying for a new loan to increase the number of piglets she can raise and sell for a profit.
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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