Sustaining her 3 children through pig raising

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.

   

 

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Coming Up with New Ideas

Irene recently joined the Microfinance project. Her small business is selling shoes, clothes, and cosmetics. Because of the pandemic, she was forced to stop taking orders because the businesses selling non-essential goods were banned to operate.




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Keeping a Positive Outlook

Estrella usually travels to the neighboring city to sell snacks. This is how she supports her two kids. However, as the local government strengthened precautions in lieu of the pandemic, she’s now unable to peddle her goods, which greatly affected her income.




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A Mother's Story in the Midst of Pandemic

Blessa is part of the Philippines Microfinance program and is one among many others gravely affected in the Philippines by the current pandemic.




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The Most Vulnerable in Filipino Society at Even Greater Risk

The sad reality is that the uncertainty brought about by this pandemic has caused panic and anxiety. Most of these rural and urban poor families from the Philippines rely on daily income/wages to get by, and stocking up on even just a week's supply of basic necessities is nearly impossible.




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Wennie's Growing Businesses

Wennie joined the the Honor 1000 Microfinance project in 2017 because, being able to give her three small children a good education was important to her. She didn't want the temptation of trafficking and cyber crime to lure herself or her children as a way to earn money. She knew she was not financially stable enough and worried what the future would be for her children. A microloan from the Honor 1000 Microfinance project was just what she needed. 




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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.