Norma really enjoyed the business she does and her family enjoys the profit it makes. Because of this, the woman really wishes that her business would become sustainable and profitable in the future so she can employ her family members and improve their lives. With this vision, she and her husband agreed to request a much larger loan through ASHI. Since both are working so hard to grow their business and maintain a very good performance in ASHI in terms of payments and attendance at weekly center meetings, they believe that they are qualified to be trusted with the amount they are requesting.
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.
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