She hopes that, with the help of this KIVA field partner, she can reach her ambitions to step out from under the umbrella of poverty, develop her business, and provide for the needs of her grandchildren in school.
Florinda's aspiration for all of her children is for them to have a decent living, and this is the reason she wants her business to succeed. Her loan in ASHI is a very important factor that could lead her towards fulfillment. With her hard work, focus, and determination, Florinda is hopeful that her business ventures will continue to grow and improve the overall standard of living for her entire 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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