Wennie’s Growing Businesses

Wennie joined the the Honor 1000 Microfinance Project in 2017 because, being able to give her three small children a good education was important to her. She didn’t want the temptation of trafficking and cyber crime to lure herself or her children as a way to earn money. She knew she was not financially stable enough and worried what the future would be for her children. A microloan from the Honor 1000 Microfinance Project was just what she needed.

Every day, Wennie accompanies her 3 kids to school on their pedicab (bicycle with attached side car). She then goes home to work on her e-loading (electronic prepaid load for mobile devices) and ice candy business. With such big signs outside her home, her e-loading service is already known in their neighborhood.

In her fourth loan cycle, she was able to invest in getting a new refrigerator. This enabled her to add new frozen products that she can sell. She aims to grow not only her range of products but her savings as well. All her kids are still in primary school and she is determined to secure her children’s future.


Her perfect attendance and payment record since 2017 is proof of how committed she is as a client. She is grateful that through Honor 1000’s Microfinance Project, they were able to form a women’s group that not only helps her in time of need but is sincere in wanting to help her grow as a mother and a small business owner.

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Coming Up with New Ideas

Irene recently joined the Microfinance project. Her small business is selling shoes, clothes, and cosmetics. Because of the pandemic, she was forced to stop taking orders because the businesses selling non-essential goods were banned to operate.




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Keeping a Positive Outlook

Estrella usually travels to the neighboring city to sell snacks. This is how she supports her two kids. However, as the local government strengthened precautions in lieu of the pandemic, she’s now unable to peddle her goods, which greatly affected her income.




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A Mother's Story in the Midst of Pandemic

Blessa is part of the Philippines Microfinance program and is one among many others gravely affected in the Philippines by the current pandemic.




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The Most Vulnerable in Filipino Society at Even Greater Risk

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.




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Opening Up Possibilities for Women in the Philippines

The feeling of not being able to provide for her children was what drove Erlinda to start her own Sari-Sari Store (a small grocery store beside her home). She struggled to grow her business until she joined Honor 1000 Movement's Microfinance Project in 2012.




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Addressing Extreme Poverty

Maricel is one of the young women who joined Honor 1000's Microfinance Program recently. Along with 30% of the population of the Philippines, she was poor and had a bleak future. She was determined to help her husband in building a better future.