Microloans: Moving Families Towards Sustainable Living

The Microfinance Program not only aims to provide assistance to impoverished yet determined mothers who wish to start their own small business, but works to see them succeed and improve their lives. This helps reduce the risk of being lured into the world of trafficking and cybersex to gain income.

Diosing is a mother of eight children. With so many mouths to feed, she and her husband were always looking for ways to provide for their large family but each day was a struggle. When she learned about the Honor 1000 Microfinance Program,  she did not hesitate to apply for a microloan. Through the small loan, she was able to add to her struggling hog raising and fish vending business.

Her small business is growing and her income has increased. Now on her third loan cycle, Diosing is able to start putting money away, saving for possible medical emergencies and their future. Her eight children now have the confidence that they will be able to complete their primary school, as well as access to higher education. They are also very excited to have electricity now connected to their house.

This large family is on their way to sustainability and independence. Not only is Diosing providing added income for her family but she is also showing her children that women can be successful small business owners.

Because of the amazing support of our donors, 2,249 women and their families are part of the Microfinance Program in the Philippines. 

 

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

New Journey for 30 Women

Could you imagine using a tape measure effectively if you didn’t know the numbers? Could you imagine using scissors for the first time and coordinating the cut? These are the challenges usually faced by women who have joined the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women as most of them haven’t been to school. But it doesn’t stop them from working hard and learning all they can.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

Perfect Example of What's Possible

Since the start of the year, Pigs for Poverty program has helped 54 families and are looking forward to helping 71 more families as the year continues. But another exciting news for us is that we have a very special lady joining us in this year's project as a trainer.




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

Dedicated Student and Role Model Mom

Although life in the countryside is free and happy, economic development here apparently cannot keep up with the rhythm outside, and the cultural gap is tremendous. The financial pressure is increasing every year, and sometimes life gets very difficult and confusing for me. I am Datintso. I am 22, and this is my story.




END POVERTY | MY BUSINESS - MY FREEDOM | NEPAL

Experiencing Real Freedom

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EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

An Excellent Teacher in the Making

Tashi entered the Vocational School Scholarship Program in 2018, and took up Preschool Education as her chosen vocational study. Her family used to borrow money so she could study but it all became too difficult financially so she had to drop school in 2017 after she finished grade 8. She shares her experiences and dreams with us.




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

Living and Working with Gratitude

When Yedron learned about the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, she was filled with so much hope and eagerness. She wanted to enter the program with the hopes of learning a new skill and start her own business at home.