RISE FROM POVERTY
“Ahon Sa Hirap” translates as rise from poverty.
ASHI is a Philippines micro finance institution inspired by the Grameen Bank Approach.
“Poverty is the absence of all human rights. The frustrations, hostility and anger generated by abject poverty cannot sustain peace in any society. For building stable peace we must find ways to provide opportunities for people to live decent lives.”
― Muhammad Yunus
OUR MISSION TO ACHIEVE OUR VISION
Empower the Poor
We believe that by giving people the tools to lead healthy, productive lives, we can help them discover their God-given dignity.
Especially the marginalized women, to transform their lives.
We integrate into our various programs the ASHI core values of integrity, social commitment, human dignity, excellence and solidarity.
Create an environment that enhances the capabilities of women and their families.
DELIVER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Especially with other anti-poverty institutions and organizations.
Creating an environment that enhances the capabilities of women and their families.
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE AWARDEE
“...one cannot but wonder how an environment can make people despair and sit idle and then, by changing the conditions, one can transform the same people into matchless performers.”
— Muhammad Yunus, Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty