Everyday, Ofelia sets out in the afternoon to sell boiled duck eggs, or more commonly known in the Philippines as “balut”, together with other snacks to fill her neighbors. She does this diligently to provide for her four children, while her husband works as a construction worker.
Since she mainly sells in her village, she was able to build good relationships with her neighbors and now has loyal customers. She was able to finish another loan with the Honor 1000 Microfinance Program with no lapse in payment.
We are inspired to have clients like Ofelia who continues to strive for their families despite the circumstances that they face.
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Adelinda, married and a mother of four, used to work as a manicurist and went from one house to another to earn. Her husband on the other hand is a farmer. After receiving her loan, she was able to build their own store.
Nenita joined the Honor 1000 Microfinance Project in 2021. She and her husband are both vegetable and rice farmers and are working together to provided for their four children. She shares how the typhoons and floods affect their harvest season.
Luisa is a single mom who perseveres to support her daughter. When she first joined the Honor 1000 Microfinance Program and started her rice cake business, it was also the time when lockdowns started happening in the Philippines.
As a young mother who is also the eldest in her family, Lyka is persevering to provide for her two toddlers and two siblings. Even with the unpredictable changes with COVID-19 restrictions, she and her husband are determined to continue their small snack vending and online business.