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Janet E. is a 42 year old entrepreneur running her own meat selling business for almost seven years. Her membership in ASHI in 2005 enabled her to have an access to credit. Since then, her business had start growing. Before, Janet can only finance butchering a piece of pig and sell pork per kilo to the people in their small village in partnership of her husband who is a skilled slaughterman. After she has the opportunity of availing credit, she was able increase the volume of pigs to slaughter and sell not only in their own village but in the stall she was able to put in the market.
Present loan Janet is requesting will be used for financing her present business. She wished to increase further the number of pigs they slaughter everyday and also she wants to purchase equipments needed for butchering for her husband and his co-workers become more efficient. Loan she requests will also be used to pay her stall’s quarterly license.
Despite of the success Janet is having right now, she still dreams to grow her business further to be able to send all of her four children to college until graduation out of the profit her business makes. Loans she gets from ASHI is a great opportunity she has to achieve all her dreams for business and family.

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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
  • 359
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,667,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Janet will be used to finance her meat selling and butchering business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 12, 2009
Sep 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010