Clarita is an old but strong mother who aims to become successful someday by developing her hog raising business. Clarita is thankful to ASHI. Through the loans they have provided since 2008, Clarita was able to support the maintenance of her hog raising business by purchasing the supplies she needed. She hopes to further improve the pig farm in the future through hard work and the continuous assistance of ASHI and Kiva Partner. Because of the lack of business capital, she was encouraged to seek financial support from KIVA lenders. She will be glad when her loan request is granted and she utilizes the loan wisely by purchasing the needed supplies for hogs. Her hard work and patience are her foundation in achieving to better their life. Her long-term goal is to have a pig farm someday. Clarita hopes to maintain a long-term sustainable hog raising business.
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.