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ASHI, Ahon Sa Hirap Inc. - Expanding activities to reach more women entrepreneurs

ASHI, Ahon Sa Hirap Inc.

Expanding activities to reach more women entrepreneurs

Philippines

The microfinance institution (MFI) Ahon Sa Hirap Inc. (ASHI) provides microfinance and other services to female entrepreneurs living in poor areas and vulnerable settlements near river banks in six provinces of the Philippines, including Laguna, Rizal and South Metro Manila. It has a network of more than 20 branches.

ASHI strongly supports women entrepreneurship and cares for its clients. It has endorsed the client protection principles of the SMART Campaign and makes sure clients only take out loans that they can repay. ASHI also runs a financial literacy programme for its clients.

ASHI uses Oikocredit's loans to expand operations, especially its agricultural portfolio in the provinces of Antique and Aklan.

ASHI has been an Oikocredit partner since 2011.

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