Marissa just received her third cycle loan! She has been part of the Honor Microfinance Program since 2019 and has been serving her community with her sari-sari (small convenience store) business.
Before, her store was only set up inside of her home, but with the help of her microloan, she was able to build a separate space in front of their house. Marissa shares how she witnessed the effect of the continuous lockdowns in her community as more people are losing their source of income. She is grateful that because her business provides basic needs, she can still operate despite the lockdowns. She continues to persevere to provide for her two children, and we are determined to help her in her journey!
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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.
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.