With these visions, Marivic joined ASHI in 2008. She has received a loan since then and has been able to start up a “sari- sari” store for a business. “Sari-sari” means that various foodstuffs, beverages and an assortment of grocery items are sold in a small, open room of their house. For Marivic and her family, the small profit her store is gaining is a great help to augment the sporadic and small income of her husband, who works as a hired laborer.
Through the loan she is requesting presently, Marivic hopes to grow her business further to increase its profit to support the needs of her family and to improve the kind of life they are having.
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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