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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Support from an Encouraging Father

Life hasn't exactly been kind to Gongbotso and her family. Her father and her husband had never been to school and so they found it difficult to find a decent job. She was grateful to have the opportunity to learn more and enhance her basic tailoring skills and make a living out of it.




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A Sustainable Small Business Solution for a Single Mom

Everyday, single mothers in Qinghai like Baiyuhua face a difficult decision: a choice between the education of their children and survival. Read on to know how Baiyuhua found a viable and sustainable solution to her dilemma.




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Suma’s Tailoring Shop

When Suma and her family first moved to a new region in Nepal, they were empty handed. Starting a new life was very hard and had to be content with eating only 1 meal a day. Suma took a tailoring course for a year and after 2 years, managed to open a small tailoring shop.




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You Are Loved - Thank You Shenzhen!

What a night! We are so humbled by the generosity shown once again from our Shenzhen community. Saturday, 12th of October, once again working with the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen, will be remembered by us for a long time.




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Angshutso's New-found Confidence

Angshutso was part of the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women and completed her training in July 2019. Angshutso is a single mom. She owns no cattle or sheep and has only been to grade 2 at school. The program gave her skills in a variety of clothing designs and the confidence that her clothes were of such quality that she could sell them.




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Skill Building for This Single Mom

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.