The Most Vulnerable in Filipino Society at Even Greater Risk

Our on-the-ground partner in the Philippines, Honor 1000, has always held regular meetings with the microfinance groups to ensure that mothers are not only able to maintain regular payments, but that they also take away valuable lessons to improve their livelihood.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these regular meetings have been put on hold as community-wide quarantine is implemented in various cities and provinces. The majority of small businesses in the Microfinance program have also been affected. As sales of their goods plumet, mothers have to reallocate both their time and budget to ensure their families are well taken care of and their daily needs are met.

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.

The staff from Honor 1000, continue to do their best in maintaining open communication lines for their microfinance clients – checking in by phone calls and text messages for immediate needs, waiving loan repayment deadlines, and providing encouragement.

This crisis has put the most vulnerable in society at an even greater risk. We hope that with your support, we can help these families survive and recover from this crisis. If you wish to send through your donations, simply click below.

 

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