Her dreams are to provide a better future for her family, sustain the productivity of her sari-sari (variety) store, and start a savings account for her grandchildren to support their studies through college. Through hard work, Deomedes is focused on improving her quality of life through her entrepreneurial initiatives and support from ASHI and Kiva lenders.
Deomedes is married with three-adult children. She has run a sari-sari store for more than two years. Her husband, Franklino, is an electrician.
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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