A loan of $550 helped to purchase jeans, shorts, and other supplies.


Jenny's story

In 2005, Jenny S. joined ASHI (Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. which means "To rise up from poverty”), a micro-finance institute and Kiva partner in the Philippines. When she received her previous loans, she invested the money in selling of RTW (ready-to-wear-clothes), and soon hopes to expand the business with more stock.

Now on her 6th loan, Jenny requested PHP 25,000 to purchase an inventory of clothes, including jeans, shorts, and other supplies. She is optimistic that her business will grow because she already has regular customers requesting orders from her.

Jenny dreams of having a space in the market where she can sell her products. She also dreams of building a durable, concrete house and having a successful businesses that can provide them with a good life that is far away from poverty.

With the support of ASHI and Kiva, Jenny is hopeful that her expanded business will continue to flourish to improve the family’s quality of life and fund all of her children’s college education.

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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