Coming Up with New Ideas

Irene recently joined Honor 1000’s Microfinance Project. Her small business is selling shoes, clothes, and cosmetics. Because of the pandemic, she was forced to stop taking orders because the businesses selling non-essential goods were banned to operate. Using the income from her last batch of sales, she came up with a new idea and started food vending.

Since she already had contacts in her area, her food vending business was quick to grow. She shares that she cooks 5 times a day, with a varying menu to cater breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Some of her bestsellers are Turon (crispy banana wrap), Camote Cue, Pancit (noodles), and Visayan Coco Bread. With this new venture, she is averaging 500 to 700 pesos [AU$14-20] a day in income.

She is grateful to be part of this program and feels supported to succeed. She’s saving up now to invest in a good oven for her best seller Visayan Coco Bread and to buy more food bowls for food storage.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Philippines is one of the many countries struck by the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing majority of cities and provinces to be put in lockdown.

You can join us in helping poverty-stricken families recover from this crisis. With your support of USD 385, we will be able to provide a vulnerable Filipino mom with a small business loan. Click on the links below to know more about the project, or to send through your support.

 

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Reaching Out to Young Moms in the Philippines

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.




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Saving for Her Children's Future

As a mother to four children, with her youngest just born recently, Florian sees it important to secure their family’s means of income. Continue reading her story.




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Back to Basics

Times are still difficult for many in the Philippines during this time of pandemic. But we continue to be amazed by the women from the Microfinance Program who never ceased working hard to provide for their families.




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From Strength to Strength

Alma is one of Honor 1000's Microfinance clients in the Philippines. Her main place of sale has been at schools catering primarily to students and teachers. But because the pandemic has forced schools to cease operations, Alma was faced with a new challenge.




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Keeping a Positive Outlook

Estrella usually travels to the neighboring city to sell snacks. This is how she supports her two kids. However, as the local government strengthened precautions in lieu of the pandemic, she’s now unable to peddle her goods, which greatly affected her income.




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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.