A loan of $450 helped to purchase additional products such as rice and gasoline.


Lilian's story

Lilian is married with one 3-year-old daughter. As a busy entrepreneur, she has been running a sari-sari (general) store for almost five years. Her husband is a motorboat driver in the neighborhood.

To build her business, Lilian would like to receive a loan to increase the inventory of goods sold in her sari-sari store. She is planning to purchase additional products such as rice and gasoline. She believes that offering a wider assortment of goods to customers will increase traffic to her store and maintain customer loyalty in the community.

A dedicated member of Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI), a Kiva micro-finance partner in the Philippines, since 2008, Lillian has been a model member demonstrating regular attendance to weekly meetings and steady repayments on previous loans.

Lilian’s long terms goals are to provide a better future for her family, sustain the profitability of her store, and start a savings account for her children. Through hard work and determination, she is focused on improving her quality of life through her entrepreneurial initiatives and support from ASHI and Kiva lenders.

About ASHI Ahon sa Hirap Inc. (ASHI) has the distinction of being the oldest existing replication of Grameen Bank Approach (GBA) to credit delivery to the bottom poor in the Philippines. With its outstanding achievements over the years, it has become one of the role models in credit delivery to the poor in the country.



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