When Jenny started her business two years ago with ASHI (the field partner), it was to buy a tricycle for her husband to drive so they could make money. A tricycle is the most common form of transportation here, especially for the poor. It's a motorbike with a side car that people ride short distances in to get from A to B.
Jenny has paid off all of her previous loans and is now seeking a loan to buy parts for the tricycle to make it run smoother, such as brake pads, engine sprockets, new tires, bearings, and a new chain.
Everything she does, she does for her children. She dreams one day of having more than one tricycle and a shop where her and her husband can store them overnight and make repairs. Ultimately, she would like to send her children to college.
Jenny thanks you for your consideration in supporting her loan.
Written by Sloane Berrent, Kiva Fellow
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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