She has applied for this loan to buy more inventory for her business. When Ronabee started selling fish, she was a street vendor; hard work and perseverance won her a place in the town's largest public market.
Ronabee is 28 years old and has one child. Her husband is a 'tricycle' taxi driver (motorcycle with sidecar), used to haul people and cargo.
She hopes someday to become a "big time businesswoman" and dreams of being able to build a better house for her family and sending her child to college.
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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