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Charline T. is a married 32-year-old mother of two children. As an ambitious entrepreneur, Charline would like to receive a loan of 25,000 PHP to support her venture in making sweet delicacies. Her specialty, “cassava pudding” is very popular with loyal customers in her neighborhood and Charline loves making delicious treats for her community to enjoy.

A dedicated member of Kiva microfinance partner ASHI since 2006 Charline has been a model member demonstrating regular attendance to weekly meetings and timely loan repayments.
Her long term goals are to save for her children’s education, sustain the profitability of her store, and build brand recognition of her store throughout the entire province of Antique. Through hard work and determination, Charline is focused on improving her quality of life with the support of ASHI and Kiva lenders.

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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
  • 360
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,814,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Charline to purchase ingredients for production of cassava pudding.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
24 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 2, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012