Jorgie joined ASHI in 2005 and, since that time, she has shown consistency in her performance as a member. Because of her very good performance, her family has benefited from the loans she received from ASHI. She was able to support her husband in their financial needs and they were able to start a business: the family was able to put up a store where they sell motorcycle spare parts and accessories and different brands of gear and motor oil.
This time, Jorgie is applying for another loan to fund her business. The demand is high in their location so she decided to apply for additional capital. With the loan, she will buy more oil products and motorcycle parts and will renovate and expand their store space to be more pleasing to their customers. Since they started this business, their profit has increased and, with this new loan, they are pretty sure they will gain more profit.
The couple’s dream is to become entrepreneurs someday and live a better life. They also want their children to finish college and earn a degree. All of their dreams are slowly coming to life and they are very thankful there are institution like ASHI and Kiva helping less fortunate families like them to achieve their dreams.
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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid