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Mrs. Girlie Hernandez is 36 years old, married and blessed with four children. She hails from the province of Antique, Philippines. She is engaged in fishing and she is asking for a loan to purchase materials in making fish net as additional assets of the business. The people in the village are her main customers.

She dreams that she will have her own fish net and let her children finish their studies. She want to thank ASHI for helping her establish her business.

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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
  • 409
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,608,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Girlie to purchase materials in making a fish net.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 29, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009