The Honor 1000 micro-finance project is continuing to bring hope to Filipino women and their children. Over 2,000 women are supported by this project by learning small business management skills and earning incomes to support themselves and their children – thus keeping children in school, removing the attraction of migration work and keeping families safe from human trafficking. This loving wife and hard-working mother is part of the Honor 1000 Micro-finance project. She is grateful that her small grocery store is able to sustain their family of eight.
Microfinance Women and Staff Supporting Each Other
Because of the pandemic, most of the Philippines has been placed on lockdown since last year. This has challenged our program to adapt and comply with the health protocols that each municipality has set. We are grateful to have a dedicated team who diligently visits each area and client.
The journey to sustainability varies for each of the client moms of Honor 1000's Microfinance Program. There are various factors and conditions contributing to this, but one thing remains unchanged and that is the support provided to these moms.
Many Filipino families continue to suffer from the harsh consequences of prolonged lockdown in the country. 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.
Times are still difficult for many in the Philippines during this time of pandemic. But we continue to be amazed by the women from the Microfinance Program who never ceased working hard to provide for their families.