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Zonie
Zonie O. is a 44-year-old married mother of three. Two of her children are in college, and one is in high school. Zonie will use the money from this loan to buy more dried fish for re-sale, a venture she started with money she earned from retailing rice. She sets up her dried fish stall on a corner in three different towns on market days, and while business is good, travel is often difficult because she lacks her own means of transportation. She hopes to be able to save enough to buy a truck so she can haul her goods to and from the market more easily. Zonie also wants to have enough income to support the rest of her children's education.

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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
  • 1233
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,777,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD