Adelinda, married and a mother of four, joined the Honor Microfinance Program in 2019. She used to work as a manicurist and went from one house to another to service clients. In a good week, she could earn a total of PHP 1,000 (USD 19). Her husband on the other hand is a farmer. After receiving her loan, she was able to build their own store. With this, she is able to stay home and earn PHP 1,000 in just a day. During harvest season, they also sell her husband’s crops in their store.
Adelinda’s store is in a strategic place near a resort, so with the lifting of lockdown restrictions, her business continues to recover. She is grateful to have our support that has allowed her to maintain and even expand the products in her store.
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Everyday, Ofelia sets out in the afternoon to sell boiled duck eggs, or more commonly known in the Philippines as "balut", together with other snacks to fill her neighbors. She does this diligently to provide for her four children, while her husband works as a construction worker.
Nenita joined the Honor 1000 Microfinance Project in 2021. She and her husband are both vegetable and rice farmers and are working together to provided for their four children. She shares how the typhoons and floods affect their harvest season.
Luisa is a single mom who perseveres to support her daughter. When she first joined the Honor 1000 Microfinance Program and started her rice cake business, it was also the time when lockdowns started happening in the Philippines.
As a young mother who is also the eldest in her family, Lyka is persevering to provide for her two toddlers and two siblings. Even with the unpredictable changes with COVID-19 restrictions, she and her husband are determined to continue their small snack vending and online business.