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Helen is 38 years old and resides in Teresa, which is located in the province of Rizal. She lives with her husband and their four children.

Helen has a store in her house where she sells basic necessities and various products that people use in their homes. She is requesting a loan to buy more food products and basic household goods. This will allow her to attract more customers and increase her sales.

Helen’s business is very important because it enables her to provide more financial stability for her family so they can live decently. She hopes to provide her family with everything necessary to move forward, out of poverty.

Helen dreams of the best for her family: expanding her business, having a happy family, and providing a better education for her four children so they can find better employment. She has shown herself to be hard-working and strong-minded enough to make her dreams come true. She hopes that the productivity of her business will continue to increase and improve the overall quality of her family's living conditions.

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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
  • 410
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Helen to buy food products and other inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2010
Nov 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 7, 2011