Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (A Microfinance NGO) has the vision of a community of servant leaders who pioneered and continue to innovate the principles of Grameen Bank in the Philippines; a community in solidarity with the marginalized women and their families for poverty alleviation and active participation in social development. ASHI’s mission is to inspire the marginalized women and their families to discover their God-given dignity, enabling them to rise above all forms of poverty and respond to social and environmental concerns; to deliver excellent professional service with a team spirit; and to share with other anti-poverty institutions and organizations their expertise grounded on experience.
ASHI traces its beginnings to an action-research conducted by the University of the Philippines – Los Baños (UPLB) in 1989. It was later registered as a non-stock, non-profit organization in 1991. Currently, it is active in the areas of Rizal, Laguna, Southern Metro Manila, Aklan and Antique.
Ms. Mercedes R. Abad, President
Ms. Estrella S. Andres, Vice-President
76 8th Avenue, Brgy. Socorro
Cubao, Quezon City
(02) 8912 0688