Addressing Extreme Poverty

By directly addressing the problem of extreme poverty, the Honor 1000 Micro-finance Program in the Philippines, directly decreases the attraction to high risk practices of migration to find work and being tricked into the sex trade.

37 new women have joined the project over the past quarter

2,271 women are currently part of the Honor 1000 Micro-finance project.

251 women, over the past 12 months, are now operating successful small businesses, fully repaid their loans and are now poverty free. 

Maricel is one of the young women who joined Honor 1000’s Micro-finance Program recently. Along with 30% of the Philippine population, she was poor and had a bleak futureShe was determined to help her husband in building a better future. She started from owning a few livestock to securing a place in their local market. Her retail items grew to include ready to wear accessories and as her business has grown, she now also sells vegetables and spices. Her livestock has grown and she is able to offer more variety and products to her customers.

With her profit, she is able to financially support her nieces and nephews in their education. Maricel has suffered a miscarriage recently but she is saving and preparing a safe home for when she has her own children. We are proud of Maricel for taking charge of her life and her future. We know, with the support this amazing project offers, she will flourish into a young entrepreneur, become poverty free and have a bright future. 

Thank you to those who have believed in and invested into this program. It continues to change lives and provide women and their families with sustainable solutions to poverty. 

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CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Bringing Hope and Change to Lhamo

Lhamo is one of the current trainees at the My First Job Program. Although she admits that she learns at a relatively slower pace than the rest of the women, she is determined on improving herself. One of our staff, Francine, went to visit and chat with her to see how she's doing in the program.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Tailoring Skills Training Providing Steady Income

Dechin's father was a self-taught tailor. It was through making clothes that her father got them through some of the most difficult times in their lives. One of which was when her mother had a back surgery. However, the monthly medication afterwards was too costly and their earnings were barely enough.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Gaining Experience and Making Memories

Sonam is part of the Vocational School Scholarship Program (VSS). One of the best things about the VSS project, aside from giving these girls the opportunity for their dreams to come true, is that they also gain experiences in extracurricular activities and make memories they will remember for a long time. Sonam shares her experience with us.




END POVERTY | MY BUSINESS - MY FREEDOM | NEPAL

Uma's Cow

Uma lives in the Chitwan district. It is the home to various ethnicity but the majority of the people living in this area are the Dalits and Janajatis. These people are considered as low caste people. The majority of them are poor because they don’t own any land and cannot get loans leaving these women open to the lure of traffickers and their false stories of money and a good life.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Opportunity to Change the Future for My Family

In my uneducated state, it is difficult for me to find a place to work to earn sufficient money. Clothes are needed by each of us. I joined the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills for Women Program in July 2019. This was my opportunity to change the future for my family. 




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Cherishing New Opportunities

Sangje had to drop out of school three years ago because of financial difficulties. After her mother got divorced, they had to leave home, taking nothing with them - no cattle or sheep, and no grassland. All their mother had was her and her two other siblings.