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Solina
Solina N., a 66-year-old mother of four, resides in the beautiful town of Hamtic, the first town of the province of Antique, Philippines. Her husband is a farmer and a carpenter. The family has experienced different forms of poverty; however, they've always tried their best to survive. Mrs. N. has been able to send one of her children to college, who is now employed and helps support the family. She joined Ahon sa Hirap, Inc.(ASHI) last year to obtain capital for raising pigs.Mrs. N. has applied for this loan to buy clothing for a retail business to be managed by her daughter-in-law and to buy another pig and goat for her to maintain her previous business. She plans to save money in order to rent a stall in the market. She hopes that in the future she and her daughter-in-law can expand their businesses.

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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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 1351
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $56,542,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Solina to replenish livestock and buy clothing for retail.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 3, 2009
Listed
Apr 2, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 15, 2010