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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