Member Stories

Success stories of ASHI Members.

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    The Story of SALVACION SALAZAR ASHI-Antique South Branch- San Jose, AntiqueIn 2012, from various business of RTW retailer to food processing (siomai and churiso), Mrs. Salvacion Salazar ventured to restaurant business. They started the now well-known TAY INGO’s Manokan and Sea Food’s house in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique.   Read More...

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    RUTH SANCHEZ MANES ASHI-Antique Northwest Branch- Pandan, Antique “Ang paghahanapbuhay na walang halong bisyo ay umuunlad talaga.” (A business without vices will surely prosper.) This is how Mrs. Ruth Sanchez Manes unties here story on how her business turned vast. From banig weaving to bags and hats made of bariw leaf, abaca and buri.   Read More...

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    The Story of LAARNI A. DITABLAN ASHI-Rizal Southwest Branch, Binangonan, Rizal Raised and trained at an early age by her father in selling a variety of fresh fishes in the municipalities of Rizal and nearby Laguna, Laarni Antazo Ditablan was destined to become a successful fish entrepreneur. She got married to Enrico Ditablan at an early age of 22 with whom she has a nine-year old son.   Read More...

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    The story of DIANA MAGDAYAO NIEVES ASHI-Antique South Branch-San Jose, Antique “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” that’s what Mrs. Diana M. Nieves realize after she joins Ahon Sa Hirap Inc.   Read More...

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    Story of CANDELARIA FLORES ASHI-ANTIQUE SOUTH BRANCH-SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE In the person of Candelaria Flores, we have a devoted house wife who turned private financier to help the less fortunate in their community. Through the influence of her husband, Candelaria joined AHON SA HIRAP, INC. ( ASHI) way back in 1999 to obtain additional capital for her Sari-Sari store.   Read More...

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    Rodelia was only 17 when she married Arsenio Mateo. Their livelihood then was weaving tikiw (ti-KYOO), a sharp grasslike weed found in swampy areas, which was used by a liquor company for their packaging needs. As working with tikiw caused abrasions on their hands and arms, Rodelia’s mother advised the couple to discontinue this livelihood which earned them only Php 60.00 per day.   Read More...

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    Olivia’s Store started with comics rental in 1984. Initial capital for the store came from pakimkim (money given to Olive and her husband at their wedding celebration.) With this gift money, she purchased pocketbooks, candies and a variety of snack food which she laid out on a table. After 3 years, Olivia and her husband were able to put up a small sari-sari store (variety store) to which they added new merchandise in response to the suggestions of their customers.   Read More...

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    Cecelia Habulan came from a family of 13 children. At an early age, she was given the responsibility to look after her younger siblings while her parents worked in the field.Realizing the need to help augment the family income, Cecilia took up a two year vocational course in Agricultural Technology.Upon graduation she left for Manila to look for more lucrative work. The earnings she made working in a restaurant and in other menial jobs she sent to the family in the province.   Read More...

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    When she was 15 years old, Adora developed a love for sewing learning the art from her grandmother, to support her family she left her province of Antique at the age of 17 to find work in a sewing factory in Bulacan in Central Luzon. Determined to develop herself, she returned home to antique and took work as a cutter sewer while pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology. Soon Adora began accepting sewing jobs from her own customers.   Read More...

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