Many Filipino families continue to suffer from the harsh consequences of prolonged lockdown in the country. Livelihood are affected, sources of income are unstable, employment opportunities are scarce, and education is inaccessible for a lot of children. Sadly, many of these parents are pushed to their limits and resort to exploitation (of their own children) as a means to earn a living.
But Mary Joy, one of the newest clients of Honor 1000’s Microfinance Program, is determined to care and provide for her two small children through a small store she will put up from her first loan.
Mary Joy signs documents for her microfinance membership
We hope that more young moms like Mary Joy will be reached so that they will know that there are still ways to survive this pandemic, without resorting to wrongful practices. Our aim is not just to provide financial support but also help parents understand the damaging effects of sexual exploitation among children.
Help Filipino Families Break Away from the Cycle of Poverty
With your support of USD 385, we will be able to provide a vulnerable Filipino mom with a small business loan. You may also join us this June in our global fundraising event – STOP TRAFFICKING 5K. Click on the links below to know more.
Dil lives with her daughter in a rural area 25 kilometers away from the city. They live in two rented rooms with a roof made up of zinc sheets. She works as a farm laborer to provide for her and her daughter.
Womokyid, 29, lives in the province with her family and aging parents. When she was younger, her father had an accident at work leaving him unable to work. Because of this, Womokyid had to stop school so she can help her mother take care of her father and earn income for their family. Now that she has a family of her own, her desire is to start a small restaurant of her own so can take care of her family while also earning a stable income.
Fujie, 44, is a single mother. She raised her son alone after her husband has left home many years ago. Her biggest regret was not being able to send her son to school to complete his studies. She hopes to be of help in any way she can.
Quijangtso first applied in the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women in 2019 with the recommendation of the project coordinator and teachers. Faced with a lot of challenges, Quijangtso did not back down and continued to persevere.