A loan of $450 helped to pay for a general overhaul of jeepney, permit, and other spare parts for the jeepney.

Isabelita's story

Isabelita comes from Antipolo, Rizal province, in the Philippines. She is a 51-year-old woman, is married, and is the mother of three children. All of her children are finished degree holders.

Isabelita operates a passenger jeepney (a small bus) and tends a home for rent at the same time. She started these businesses only when ASHI gave her an opportunity to obtain a loan. The businesses are a big help for the family in covering their expenses and to set aside savings for the future.

The couple is requesting a loan of PHP 20,000 to pay for a general overhaul of the jeepney, permit, and other spare parts for the jeepney. The proceeds of her business give her money to support the immediate and basic needs of her family.

Isabelita hopes that her business will become successful someday. She still dreams of having a durable and concrete house of her own and to save for her family’s future.

Isabelita wants to thank ASHI and Kiva lenders who are sponsoring this loan. That is one of the greatest opportunities for her to start reaching for her goals.

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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