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Aida V. is a 45-year-old married mother of eight. Her youngest children are still in day care, and her oldest is a high-school graduate. She and her husband sell vegetables from a table in the street on market days in a number of different towns in the area.

Aida will use this loan to buy inventory for resale, such as onions, garlic, red pepper, tomatoes and salt. For extra income, Aida also cuts hair from time to time.

She hopes that one day she will be able to have her own produce stall, instead of just a table from which to sell, and wants to be able to make enough money to pay for her children's education.

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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
  • 369
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,916,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Aida to buy vegetables and salt for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010