Loving the work of our Philippines based partners – the Honor 1000 Movement. They’ll impact the lives of 2,500 women with small business loans this year – that means lots of children stabilized in school.
With the increasing demand of native pigs in her community, this mother is grateful that her first loan from Honor 1000 Micro-Finance Program enabled her to add two female pigs to her business. This increases her expected sales and as well as her motivation to grow her small business. With the help of her husband’s farming, they are determined to provide for their family and to see their three children graduate school.
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.