A loan of $125 helped to buy assorted raw materials in bulk for making native plates and baskets.


Maria's story

Maria C. is a 49 year old mother of six. Her husband, Eliobe, is a carpenter. This couple were previously employed in a shop where they made native plates and baskets. The baskets are made from “ipgid”, a wild vine that grows in the virgin forest of Libertad, Antique. Upon learning about ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), the couple has decided to apply for a loan to start their own business. Maria has applied for this loan to buy raw materials in bulk to continue making the plates and baskets. She wants to maintain her very good performance in the organization so that she can apply for a larger capital loan in the future. She plans to expand her business by establishing a shop and employing some of her neighbors in order to keep up with her orders. She plans to seek customers not only locally, but also abroad.



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: March 16, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI)

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: March 16, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI)