The fishing business has brought happiness to Flor Hazel’s family. Because of its profits, she has been able to support her family’s needs. Being a good mother, Flor has always wanted to support her children in whatever career they would be taking to better their own personal life. The fishing business is her way of saving money to support the needs of her family, especially to pay for her six children's education until college.
Her husband’s support of her fishing business is Flor Hazel’s motivation to continue expanding her business despite the trials of poverty. Over time, she has been able to purchase a fishing boat for her husband to manage and use for fishing. Meanwhile, Flor Hazel is the one who sells his fish directly to people in local community and nearby town of Tobias Fornier, Antique.
Flor Hazel is requesting a loan from Kiva lenders to purchase an additional fishing boat to catch more fish to sell. This would help their business grow, and make more profit, which will enable her to support her ambition in 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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