Uma’s Cow

Uma lives in the Chitwan district. It is the home to various ethnicity but the majority of the people living in this area are the Dalits and Janajatis. These people are considered as low caste people. The majority of them are poor because they don’t own any land and cannot get loans leaving these women open to the lure of traffickers and their false stories of money and a good life.

She came to know about the My Business My Freedom program while the 3 Angels Nepal district coordinator was hosting an awareness program in her community. Uma was invited along to the women’s meeting and participated in the program. She got involved in the training and when she was ready, she received her first microloan. She used some of it for farming while the rest, she used on animal husbandry (a cow). Her cow is in great health and she earns money daily by selling its milk. She is also paying off her loan regularly in installments and has never skipped a payment. Uma is happy and proud of what she has accomplished with the help of the My Business My Freedom Program.

There are currently 332 women in the My Business My Freedom program with small businesses including poultry rearing, snack shops, cow rearing, bag shops and much more. The support they receive from each other as well as the project managers means the default rate is very low and the mutual respect of the project managers and the women.

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A Mother Never Gives Up

Luisa is a single mom who perseveres to support her daughter. When she first joined the Honor 1000 Microfinance Program and started her rice cake business, it was also the time when lockdowns started happening in the Philippines.




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Anita's Veggies

I am Anita. I have always wanted to give my children a better future but I never knew how to do it.




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Persevering through Difficult Times

The situation in Nepal has been unstable since the start of pandemic - lockdowns implemented, schools and businesses closing, many becoming unemployed. Even our My Business My Freedom Program has gone through rough times, with some staff getting infected with COVID-19.




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MBMF Women Looking Forward to Reopening their Businesses

Sangita is one of the many women in My Business My Freedom program who have been affected by the pandemic and the series of lockdowns implemented in Nepal. Her business was going well until the lockdown was announced due to the second wave of COVID-19.




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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.




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Uplifting Financial Literacy of Filipino Moms

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.