Undeterred by Challenges

As a young mother who is also the eldest in her family, Lyka is persevering to provide for her two toddlers and two siblings.

She received her first loan in 2019 and is now on her third loan cycle. She has an online business where she maximizes the use of social media to sell plants and second-hand clothes. She is grateful to have joined the Honor 1000 Microfinance Program before the pandemic because when lockdowns were implemented, she could no longer travel outside of their barangay (small district) which greatly affected her online business.

She needed to adapt to the situation. With the profit she saved from the growth of her online business, she started selling snacks with her husband. This was how they were able to provide for their family and siblings during the lockdowns. When collections for loan repayments resumed, Lyka was able to pay her weekly obligations on time.

Even with the unpredictable changes with COVID-19 restrictions, they are determined to continue their small snack vending business while Lyka is back on her online business.

Lyka wants to be a source of inspiration for her siblings that every effort, no matter how big or small, is a way to move forward, and that despite the challenges along the road, they can find ways to overcome those challenges together.

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Empowering Moms through Microfinance Program

Through our Microfinance Program in the Philippines, we are able to empower more mothers by helping them start their small businesses that can support their families. Here are just some of the beaming faces of the proud Filipina moms and their amazing business endeavors:

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Starting Small Businesses to Uplift Women

There's nothing quite like being able to grow something from scratch. We are so blessed to witness the lives of these women who have taken the challenge of starting their own businesses to save up and to earn little by little for their livelihood.

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Ofelia

Everyday, Ofelia sets out in the afternoon to sell boiled duck eggs, or more commonly known in the Philippines as "balut", together with other snacks to fill her neighbors. She does this diligently to provide for her four children, while her husband works as a construction worker.




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Adelinda's Business is Recovering

Adelinda, married and a mother of four, used to work as a manicurist and went from one house to another to earn. Her husband on the other hand is a farmer. After receiving her loan, she was able to build their own store.




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Nenita's Farm and Livestock

Nenita joined the Honor 1000 Microfinance Project in 2021. She and her husband are both vegetable and rice farmers and are working together to provided for their four children. She shares how the typhoons and floods affect their harvest season.




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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.