Sloane Berrent was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and attended the University of Vermont where she received a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Economics. Post-graduation Sloane worked at Ernst & Young in Boston, MA and then moved to Los Angeles where she worked first in fundraising and development for nonprofits and then in the technology sector at a startup that focused on web 2.0 technologies to bring people together to support causes and nonprofits. Sloane is also the Founder of Answer With Action, an LA-based organization that planned and executed volunteer and networking events for socially-conscious young professionals as well as The Causemopolitan where she blogs about philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and how to live a cause-filled life. As a "philanthropy matchmaker" Sloane matches individuals and companies to causes. Sloane has presented and spoken about social media for social good, community building and building online audiences and is honored to be a Kiva Fellow serving in the Philippines and diving into the world of microfinance.
Thank you for supporting the Ahon sa Hirap, Inc., otherwise known as ASHI, here in the Philippines.
Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. translated from Tagalog to English means “to rise up from poverty” [...]
Translation of Video:
\"Hi I am Bernardita Dayo and I have a farming business and a pump boat. I really feel great because I was able to have a business from the loan I made to ASHI. I feel very happy [...]
Jinalyn buys and sells fish in her village. She openly admitted to misutlizing about 30% of her loan, for various things she needed at home and to take care of her family.
However, she is a very responsible [...]
Yolen is an incredibly strong model and microfinance working. Her business is thriving, she is happy, her life has improved and the lives of her children are not lived in poverty.
Her children all excelled in [...]
Lilia is a kind woman. She is very religious and doesn\'t sell cigarettes or liquor at her general store (called a Sari Sari store here). Her store is also a kind of gathering for the local children after school [...]