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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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.




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The Most Vulnerable in Filipino Society at Even Greater Risk

The sad reality is that the uncertainty brought about by this pandemic has caused panic and anxiety. Most of these rural and urban poor families from the Philippines rely on daily income/wages to get by, and stocking up on even just a week's supply of basic necessities is nearly impossible.




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Wennie's Growing Businesses

Wennie joined the the Honor 1000 Microfinance project in 2017 because, being able to give her three small children a good education was important to her. She didn't want the temptation of trafficking and cyber crime to lure herself or her children as a way to earn money. She knew she was not financially stable enough and worried what the future would be for her children. A microloan from the Honor 1000 Microfinance project was just what she needed. 




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Opening Up Possibilities for Women in the Philippines

The feeling of not being able to provide for her children was what drove Erlinda to start her own Sari-Sari Store (a small grocery store beside her home). She struggled to grow her business until she joined Honor 1000 Movement's Microfinance Project in 2012.




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Addressing Extreme Poverty

Maricel is one of the young women who joined Honor 1000's Microfinance Program recently. Along with 30% of the population of the Philippines, she was poor and had a bleak future. She was determined to help her husband in building a better future.