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Angelina B. is a 57-year-old mother of three. Her husband, Florencio, is a farmer who works a small parcel of land. She grows vegetables to help support the family. She is very fortunate to send her youngest daughter to college on their small income. She joined ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.) to get capital. She applied for this loan to buy pigs for fattening and to buy fish for resale. Her family works together in order to grow their business. She dreams of expanding her piggery in the future in order to supply pigs in the market.

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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
  • 344
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,667,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Angelina to buy pigs for fattening and to buy fish for retail.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2009
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 11, 2011