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.

During the past seven years, Erlinda saw the possibility of growing and using her small business to support her children’s education, and has succeeded in doing so. Now, her children have finished studying and are starting to build their own independent adult lives. Because of the knowledge and skills she acquired over the years with training and mentoring from the Women’s Group she is a part of, Erlinda has been encouraging her children to start their own businesses and has also been able to assist them financially as they get established.

Erlinda’s Sari-Sari Store is now able to provide her with a stable income and her savings account is looking good. She understands how important it is to have savings put aside for emergencies such as medical needs and also for her future.

Erlinda is currently a leader in her community, showing other women that with the right mindset, strong commitment and hard work, it is possible for them to become independent and capable entrepreneurs.

 

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