A Mother’s Story in the Midst of Pandemic

Blessa is part of the Philippines Microfinance program and is one among many others gravely affected in the Philippines by the current pandemic.

She used to make delicious rice cakes and peddle them in the market. However, due to the community quarantine being implemented and the economic downturn, she is only able to sell her goods in limited areas. Her sales dropped significantly because she lost her usual customers. She used to make 20 kilos of rice cakes in a day, but now, she only makes around 3 to 5 kilos and is still unable to sell them all. She worries how she will be able to keep her small business running since her daily earnings is just enough to put food on the table for the day. She desperately continues to sell what she can to try and keep her family from falling into desperate poverty.

Despite the huge hurdle facing us all, this mom continues to fight and remains hopeful that she and her family will get through this.

One of Microfinance clients counting her money

Philippines is one of the many countries struck by the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing majority of cities and provinces to be put in lockdown. Honor 1000 Movement, our on-the-ground partner in the Philippines, continue to find alternative means of providing assistance to hundreds of Microfinance clients amidst the pandemic.

 

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