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Mary Ann
Mary Ann was encouraged to join ASHI because of the principles of helping women to show their skills through lending her working capital for a business as a micro-entrepreneur. Mary Ann marked the day when she joined ASHI in 2008 At that time she begans to dream, hope, and find a way to moved away under hardship of poverty. Mary Ann is interested in continuing her buying & selling of different small goods to supply additional income for her family,

Mary Ann would like to receive a loan amounting to 15,000 PHP to purchase more inventory of different small goods. As a proud member of Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI), a first Kiva microfinance partner in the Philippines, Mary Ann is thankful to have obtained secured capital to support her goals in life. Her long term goals are to build a profitable buying & selling business, send her two children to college, and invest in her home. With the support of Kiva partner, she is dedicated to expand her business and determined to achieve financial stability for her family.

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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
  • 364
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mary Ann to purchase more inventory of different small goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2010
Jul 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 25, 2011