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Marlyn G. is an industrious woman who is requesting a loan from Kiva through ASHI. This is for additional capital for growing her current cattle and hog/pig fattening business using her previous loan received from ASHI. Now that she has proven her capacity to pay back the full amount of the previous loan and her business has brought happiness to her and her family, she aims to make it profitable and sustainable as a source of financial support to sustain the education of her children until they graduate from college and their lives are changed.

Being a mother to her 10 children, Marlyn has no other wish but for them to experience life not just being poor. For now, she knows she has a lot of challenges to face in order to achieve her dreams, especially for her one special child.

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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
  • 411
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,913,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Marlyn to purchase piglets for fattening.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2010
Mar 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 1, 2011