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Marife is a hardworking mother who operates a tricycle transport business to earn a living. A tricycle is a motorcycle with a sidecar, used as public utility vehicle. This is more expensive than a motorcycle but the owners have bigger income.

Her supportive husband is the driver and manages their transport business. The couple offers good transport service for people in their village. She appreciates that the organization has helped her improve her transport business, and hence her standard of living.

She has requested a loan of 30,000 Php to support the maintenance of their tricycle. Specifically, the loan fund will be used to buy needed spare parts for the tricycle. She hopes to buy another tricycle in the future for better income to support her children’s education until they complete college and find great jobs.

Marife is hoping that her envisioned transport business will help her support the financial needs of her family so that they can to move forward against poverty. By then, Marife positively believe their lives would be changed and she will have her dreams achieved.

The attached picture of Marife was taken December 07, 2010 with her supportive husband, the driver.

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About ASHI

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.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1598
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,713,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Marife to buy spare parts for tricycle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2010
Dec 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 5, 2012