She applied for a loan as additional capital for her vegetable farm, to buy fertilizer and other materials needed to maintain the different vegetables they are growing. She wants to expand the farm to earn more money for the family. She hopes that in the future, they could plant a variety of high value crops to increase their production.
She dreams of sending her children, who are now in elementary school, to college, and hopes to build a house in the village that is more accessible to the school her children attend.
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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