A loan of $450 helped to purchase raw materials including corn seeds and fertilizer.


Vivian's story

Vivian is 42 years old and married with four children. She lives with her family in the province of Rizal in the Philippines. Her husband, Ramil, works in the farming business. To supply additional income for her family, Vivian is expanding the family farming business, which has been in operation for almost nineteen years.


Vivian would like to receive a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase raw materials, including corn seeds and fertilizer. Since 1999, Vivian has been a dedicated member of Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI), a Kiva microfinance partner in the Philippines. She is thankful for access to capital and loans to support her entrepreneurial dreams. With the support of ASHI and Kiva, Vivian is hopeful that her expanded business will generate steady income to improve her financial stability and her family's quality of life. She hopes to diversify her revenue in the long term by launching additional business endeavors, including a tricycle and jeepney business.


About ASHI:

Ahon sa Hirap Inc. (ASHI) has the distinction of being the oldest existing replication of the 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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