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Evelyn D. lives in the municipality of Hamtic in beautiful Antique Province. Hamtic is situated to the south of Antique, and is bounded by mountains in one direction and the coast in the other. Evelyn is 38 years old and has two sons and two daughters. Her eldest child, a daughter, is 14 and attends high school; the other three children are still in primary school. Evelyn's husband Alexius is a driver.

Evelyn plans to use the money from this loan to buy inventory for her sari-sari store. "Sari-sari" is Tagalog for "various kinds" and the shops sell just that: an assortment of basic foodstuffs, beverages, and everyday commodities. The shops retail items in small units -- selling single cigarettes, for example. Sari-sari shops fill an important economic and social niche in Filipino life, especially in poor or rural areas; they often have chairs or a bench out front and act as neighborhood watering holes.

Evelyn dreams that one day perhaps she'll be able to grow her sari-sari store into a mini-mart. She hopes that her business will continue to provide her with the income necessary to support her children's education.

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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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  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 482
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,645,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Evelyn to buy inventory for her small variety store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2009
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009