As a mother to four children, with her youngest just born recently, Florian sees it important to secure their family’s means of income. This means ensuring that her small business will withstand storms that frequently visit the Philippines. As such, with the first loan Florian received in the Honor 1000 Microfinance Program, she transformed her small grocery store from being made of sheets of bamboo strips to sturdier cement blocks.
Florian joined Honor 1000’s Microfinance Program in February 2020 – a month before the pandemic hit and lockdowns were placed all over the country. When collections resumed in June, she was able to pay for her weekly commitments. She even adds more than what is required to her savings each week. She knows how important it is to save up for her children’s future while they are still young that’s why she saves part of her income whenever possible. She is also grateful to have a business that allows her to sell within the security of their home.
Florian inside her small grocery store
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Dil lives with her daughter in a rural area 25 kilometers away from the city. They live in two rented rooms with a roof made up of zinc sheets. She works as a farm laborer to provide for her and her daughter.
Many Filipino families continue to suffer from the harsh consequences of prolonged lockdown in the country. Sadly, many of these parents are pushed to their limits and resort to exploitation (of their own children) as a means to earn a living.
Womokyid, 29, lives in the province with her family and aging parents. When she was younger, her father had an accident at work leaving him unable to work. Because of this, Womokyid had to stop school so she can help her mother take care of her father and earn income for their family. Now that she has a family of her own, her desire is to start a small restaurant of her own so can take care of her family while also earning a stable income.
Fujie, 44, is a single mother. She raised her son alone after her husband has left home many years ago. Her biggest regret was not being able to send her son to school to complete his studies. She hopes to be of help in any way she can.
Quijangtso first applied in the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women in 2019 with the recommendation of the project coordinator and teachers. Faced with a lot of challenges, Quijangtso did not back down and continued to persevere.