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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Appointing Coordinators in our Microfinance Program

We continue to empower more women through our microfinance program in the Philippines. We opened a new microfinance group in Bayan-Bayanan, one of the barangays in Dinalupihan, Bataan.




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Microfinance Member Provides Employment to Family Members

Currently, we have ten mothers attending our microfinance program orientation, where they express their commitment to pay back their loans and grow their businesses.




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Marilyn's Farm

Marilyn and her husband are incredibly proud vegetable farmers who work hard to provide for their family of five, including two young children in elementary school.




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Lilibeth's Store Supports Her Kids' Future

Lilibeth smiles brightly beside her food store. Though small in size, this business helped her send her eldest son to college.




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Selling Rice Cakes for a Living

Geraldine is part of our microfinance program in the Philippines. With all four of her children studying, Geraldine ensures her made-to-order rice cakes stand out from the rest. She has shown that rice cakes, which are typically plain in color, can also be fun and exciting. These are just some of the designs that she's made.Read the full article...




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Lieza Expands Her Store

Lieza is a Filipina mother of three children under 10 years old. She joined our microfinance program in the Philippines last year because their second child is about to start school and she knows that it would mean an increase in their family's expenses. She currently owns a small store where she sells snacks and other food...