Mary Ann would like to receive a loan amounting to 15,000 PHP to purchase more inventory of different small goods. As a proud member of Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI), a first Kiva microfinance partner in the Philippines, Mary Ann is thankful to have obtained secured capital to support her goals in life. Her long term goals are to build a profitable buying & selling business, send her two children to college, and invest in her home. With the support of Kiva partner, she is dedicated to expand her business and determined to achieve financial stability for her family.
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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