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Gloria A. hails from the island village of Buhangin, Binangonan, Rizal province in the Philippines. She is 46 years old and mother to six. Three of her children are of legal age already and three are still minors who are still studying. Her husband, Maximino, is a carpenter and is 50 years-old.
In 2006, she joined ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and KIVA partner in the Philippines, full of determination and aspirations to rise above poverty. Her primary business is making of kaing (Big baskets used as storage for various products). She proposes a loan of 20,000 pesos as additional capital for making kaing. She has regular customers and she also accepts orders.
She is optimistic that with her regular customers and with the orders she receives, she can make a sound and strong business. She also aspires to send her younger children to college and find jobs so they don't experience the same life that she has.

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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
  • 333
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,979,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Gloria additional capital for making "Kaing" (large baskets used for storage of dry goods and products).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 7, 2009
Jul 12, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 25, 2011