For 14 years as a member of ASHI, she has been trusted with loans that have improved their standard of living. Melania is also a good mother and is good at budgeting money for their daily expenditures, which are very expensive. She hopes that through her loans from ASHI partnership with KIVA; someday she will be able to save money for their future. Along with the business success she is dreaming about, she hopes to have their own passenger boat in the island of Talim, Binangonan in the province of Rizal. Her long-term goal is to give her family a better life, far away from the slave of poverty.
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.
369View loans »
Success!! The loan was 100% repaid