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Susana
Susana M. is a 56-year-old widow. She has four children who are no longer in school.


Susana runs a fruit stand and sells coffee in a neighborhood market, a business she started in 1998.


Susana has requested a loan to help her business. She plans to use the money from this loan as rolling capital; she will buy more inventory for her stand such as apples, oranges, and mangoes.

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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
  • 1492
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,107,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD