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HONOR 1000 - MICRO FINANCE PHILIPPINES

Lolita Restocks Her Online Shop with the Latest Trends

Lolita smiles brightly as she shows us her stock of clothes to sell. She is one of the members of our microfinance program in the Philippines. With one of her children studying Architecture and the youngest set to enter college soon, Lolita works hard daily. Besides clothes, she offers handcrafted perfumes and dishwashing soap in her online shop. Since she started, she already has loyal customers, which also gives her an advantage over other online shops. Through our microfinancing program, she can restock her shop with the latest trends enticing more customers. Not only is she making more money, but she can also habitually save money for future emergencies.




[caption id="attachment_24882" align="alignnone" width="768"]Woman shows her thrift store items for selling Lolita with her clothes for selling[/caption]

With more businesses like Lolita's moving online and relying on the internet, we must also continue our advocacy efforts in our Microfinance Program. In partnership with Honor 1000, we have been operating a microfinance program called "ONE HOPE" since 2011. The program supports over 2,500 women clients weekly and operates in four regions of the Philippines. Through the microfinance program, women can progress their businesses, keep their children in school, provide nutritious food, and live safely in comfortable homes. The children of these families are also more likely to remain safe from human trafficking, making the program even more vital.


However, the program cannot continue to expand without financial donors. For every US$270 of additional loan capital, another single mom and her children can start their journey out of poverty. To learn more about how you can help, reach out to us through the links below.









Help More Filipinos Break Away from the Cycle of Poverty

With your support of AU$385/US$270, we can provide a Filipino mom with a small business loan. Click on the links below to learn more.

  

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