Her long-term goals are to help support her children’s education until they complete college, invest and build a better house for the family, have a winning business providing a life that is full of happiness.
A dedicated member of ASHI since 2006, Marivic has been a model member demonstrating regular attendance at weekly meetings and timely repayments on loans. Since joining ASHI, she has gained more self-confidence as an entrepreneur managing her own fishing business.
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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