The Honor 1000 project is changing the future for Filipino women. From owning just a few chickens in 2001 to now owning cows, one mother is determined to succeed in providing for her 5 children. She now dreams of adding hog raising to her business and is grateful for the opportunity to grow her dreams of becoming self-sustainable.
Honor 1000 and their amazing team, support in excess of 2,000 clients – all women – every week. Stretching across four regions of the Philippines, 129 groups meet weekly as individual cooperatives, along with an Honor 1000 loans officer, working together to progress their businesses. It’s a fantastic model filled with success stories of women, (mostly single moms) being able to keep their kids in school, provide nutritious food on the table, and live safely in comfortable homes.
Qujiangtso has never been to school but understands the value of education. She wants to give her children good education but because of her lack of education and skills, is unable to find a stable job.
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.
Lajja excitedly joined the local group of women in the My Business My Freedom Project, who are meeting regularly, making loan repayments, talking about how their small businesses are going, and encouraging one another. Lajja purchased a cow and keeps it with one of the other women's house in the group. She sells the milk daily and earns about 1,000 NPR (US$8) a day. This makes her proud.