Keeping a Positive Outlook

Estrella entered the Honor 1000 Microfinance Program in 2016. Prior to this, she and her husband earned their income only through their little convenience store, and by peddling fertilized duck eggs. Despite this, their earnings were just enough for the day’s needs. When she received her first microloan, she tried venturing into cooking and selling rice cakes. Seeing a growth opportunity, she decided to invest more capital and was able to eventually secure her own stall in a market. Her husband also started delivering the delicacies in a neighboring city. This became their primary source of being able to provide a good education and a sustainable future for their two kids.

However, this was halted due to the pandemic.

At the start of the community quarantine in provinces in the Philippines, they were still able to cross to the next town where most of their customers are since they was selling food – categorized under essential goods allowed for continuous operations. However, as the local government strengthened precautions, they are now unable to peddle their goods, which greatly affected their income.

While she and her family are struggling through this pandemic, they are grateful for relatives who are able to assist them with basic needs. Despite this challenging time, Estrella remains hopeful that this too shall pass and they will be able to recover from this crisis and get her small business back on track again.

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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CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

Planning for a Better Life Ahead

Liu is among the recipients of piglets distributed in our Pirgs for Poverty project in October 2019. With proper care, Liu's piglets have now grown into sows and one of them already gave birth to 12 little piglets two months ago.




CHINA | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Single Mom Now Fully Employed

Kanzhe is a single mom to her 3 year old son. As a girl she only had the opportunity to go to school until grade 6. Because of her lack of education, very few opportunities were available to her to support herself and her son. In July 2019, she joined the My First Job Assistant Chef Program and is now fully employed.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Bright Future for a Bright Young Lady

Nagmo is a bright young lady who loves to learn. That's why she is extremely grateful for getting the chance to return to school. She entered the Vocational School Scholarship Program in 2018, taking up Nursing. She shares her experience.




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

Dari's Beautiful Creations

Dari grew up in difficult living conditions - being raised alone by her mother, and having to drop out of school in third grade to take care of her mother after falling seriously ill. Now with her own family, Dari still faces life's hurdles. Their family depends primarily on her husband's income for herding sheep and cattle. Meanwhile, Dari stays mostly at home to take care of her elderly in-laws and her child.




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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.




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

On Her Way to Success

Pengmotso entered the My First Job Assistant Chef Program in 2019. She shares her story and her recent achievements with us.