With not enough income as a lace maker, Candida struggles to buy medications for her heart disease.
Despite this, she does her best to provide for her children, so they don’t end up like her who did not
finish school. Insurance would be a financial safety net for her family in case something unfortunate
happens to her.
Rowel believes that education is the greatest gift that he can give to his children, so he works tirelessly to give it to them. A hardworking father like him would benefit from any form of financial aid.
Jingle works as a cook in a local diner. As a way to augment their income, she and her husband take out loans. However, the money they earn now only goes towards paying them. She hopes to be covered by insurance so that her children are protected in the future.
Losing her mother due to ectopic pregnancy and their farm being destroyed by a typhoon all caused
financial burden on Mary Grace’s family. She had to work while studying just so she could finance her
education, and she graduated eventually. Now a child development worker, she hopes to get insurance
as a financial safety net for her family.
Mark earns $80 a month scavenging for paper, plastic bottles, and other scraps he can sell. He admits that it isn`t enough to spend for emergencies, like the time when he was struck with a terrible illness. He would like to have insurance to cover unexpected trips to the hospital and other unfortunate situations.
Antonette is currently unemployed. At a young age, she was stricken by typhoid fever. The expenses for her medicine and hospitalization put her family in debt, so she was not able to finish high school. If given another chance, she would want study about dressmaking.
Sally was lucky enough to reach college though she was not able to finish it, compared to women in her
neighborhood who dropped out of school earlier. However, it was still not enough for her to find a
decent-paying job, so she struggles to provide for her three children. She hopes to have insurance as a
It was traumatic for Joshua to experience a disastrous typhoon years ago. He did not feel comfortable staying at the evacuation center because he found it noisy and crowded. Joshua`s dream is to finish his studies and to be able to help his family. He also wants to pursue his passion in Muay Thai and compete internationally. He sees microinsurance as a means to support his schooling and other needs.
Edna works as a farmer in her hometown. Her dream is to live a comfortable life with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Insurance coverage will provide financial wellbeing for her and her loved ones.
Jocelyn juggles her three roles as a mother, street vendor (store vendor) and weaver – all of these as a way to support her family and their needs. At 54, she suffers from more frequent physical pains, but she has to persevere in order to earn money because they have an outstanding loan balance. Jocelyn wants to keep providing for her family long after she’s gone with the help of insurance.
Mae has to make the most out of her sixth-grade education, and so she sweeps public establishments for a living, earning her roughly around $120 a month. She has no money set aside for emergencies like flooding or illnesses in the family. For this reason, Mae would benefit from having insurance coverage.
When Ariel’s youngest brother died unexpectedly, he decided to juggle working as a technician and a driver to support her family. Having insurance will help ease Ariel’s mind when something unfortunate happens.
Despite difficulty with his mobility, Benjamin still works as a farmer just so he can provide for his family. Having already lost his wife and a child, he knows the importance of being financially prepared in times of the unexpected, so insurance is something he would like to have.
A taxi driver, Amer says there will be times when he would earn a lot while there are some times when passengers are extremely limited or none at all. He works hard to be able to pay for his children's education. Amer hopes to get insured to help out his family especially during times when one of his loved ones falls ill.
Vilma has to work for the education of her two children alone after her husband could no longer work
due to a motorcycle accident. Because her father died due to prostate cancer and left them with
nothing, she know the value of insurance. However, with her less than $30 monthly income, she would
rather spend on her family’s basic needs.
For Apolonia, it is a daily struggle to make ends meet with a P1,000 monthly salary. Losing her child made her situation even harder. She wants to have insurance to secure her children`s future.
After losing a family member to cardiac arrest and her husband acquiring pneumonia, Melanie realized
the importance of insurance when it comes to financial security. She does not want to leave her four
children with nothing when the unfortunate happens to her.
For Reymond, family comes first, which is why he works tirelessly as a factory worker and bring home as much money as he could for his family. However, there are times when his income is not enough. Reymond’s family will greatly benefit from insurance.
Concepcion only reached high school because her family could not afford to send them her to college.
She hopes to break this cycle, so she works hard to send her children to school. However, with minimal
income as a weaver in their local cooperative, she still has a long way to go. With insurance,
Concepcion’s family would be protected in the event of an accident.
Erlyn struggles to find a decent job that would allow her to save enough money for her children’s future. She, however, is determined as she does not want her children to end up in poverty like her, which is also why she would like to have insurance.
When Lea was struck with a serious illness, her family did not know where to get the money to pay for her hospital and medical bills. Although she is doing better now, she is concerned about not being prepared financially for unforeseen circumstances. Insurance can be a great tool to help provide peace of mind for Lea and her loved ones should another medical emergency come up in the future.
"Eduardo earns $7 dollars a month as a welder, which is not sufficient enough for his family’s needs. His only goal is to have a small business so he can have an extra income and give her family the life they deserve. Insurance coverage would be a great help Eduardo greatly, especially being the breadwinner.
"Aside from her sickness, Marife has also been suffering from emotional pain since her husband passed away. She struggles to find enough money for her family`s daily needs. That is why she believes that insurance would be beneficial if something unfortunate happens to her.
Kimberly was just six years old when her father died. Due to this sudden death, all the responsibilities to raise her were passed on to her mother. Kimberly`s only dream is to save enough money to give her mother a more comfortable life. This she can achieve with the help of an insurance coverage.
Losing her sister was the most painful thing that happened to Ofelia. To make their situation worse, her salary as an artisan was not enough to provide for her family’s necessities during that time. She wants to have insurance so her family will have enough money if a similar thing happens again.
A a breadwinner, Marie Cris struggled when she lost her job. To provide for her family`s needs, she had to borrow money. She hopes to find a job soon so she cann also continue sending money for her sister`s allowance in school. Insurance will help Marie Cris secure her future.
Since Nenita’s husband passed away, she had been struggling to provide for her family, her completing only grade school and not being able to find a high-paying job. She knows that insurance would provide financial assistance for her family in case something happens to her, so she would like to have one.
Evelyn dreams of having her own business so she could provide for her family, but because she only
studied up to grade school, this is something she really has to work hard for. She hopes to have
insurance so at least she’ll have something for her family when the unfortunate happens to her.
Back in 2015, Salome was involved in a motorcycle accident that left her with debt from her hospital bills. This affected her capacity to provide for her children`s education, since their budget was spent almost entirely for her hospitalization. Salome does not want to be a burden on her family should something similar happen again, so she would like to have insurance.
Jennefer takes her mothering duties seriously. She takes care of her daughter Jennelyn while her husband works day in and day out. She encourages Jennelyn to finish her studies so that she can have a better life than what her parents provided for her. To further secure the future of Jennelyn`s loved ones, she would need insurance.
Rasel used to work for a company, but since her contract with them ended, she has had trouble finding a new job. She now juggles being a vendor in her locality and being a mother to five children. She worries about doing enough for her family, and hopes that her kids will have a future free of poverty. She wants to leave them with a legacy long after she`s gone, which is why she would like to receive financial assistance in the form of insurance.
Jolly says that because she and her husband got married and had children early, they were unable to save up money. Now 50, Jolly tries to make ends meet by working as a housekeeper, earning only $60 each month. Because six people are depending on her, it will be difficult to adjust once something unfortunate happens to her. This is why Jolly would like the financial safety net of insurance.
Jennifer and her husband Roland work hand-in-hand to make ends meet on the daily. But with their combined efforts, they only manage to take home $40 each month. She says times are difficult, now that the prices of goods are much more expensive. She wants to provide financial protection for her family, and she can achieve this by having insurance.
Irene's four children rely on her for their needs, but she is currently not earning any money. Ever since she lost her job, she has been unable to provide for them. They had to stoping to school because she did not have the capability to pay for tuition. Insurance can cover Irene's family in the future in case something happens to her.
Teresita says she experienced true poverty when she was unable to buy medicines for a high fever she recently experienced. Despite taking good care of her and her family’s health, she there some things that are beyond their control. Having insurance will reduce the risk of further financial loss should something unfortunate like that happens again.
Meliza is a high school graduate, but because of circumstances, she could not find a job. She instead chose to become a housewife to take care of her children. Because life does not offer any guarantees, Meliza hopes to have insurance to financially prepare her husband and children.
At age 62, Emelia still tends to her farm, alone as her husband has already died. She uses her income from farming for her grandson’s education. However, drought would sometimes affect her produce. Also, having been hit by a motorcycle once, she would like to be protected by insurance now, but with her situation, she cannot afford it.
As much as Melinda wants to have a steady job, her elementary school education does not give her plenty of work opportunities. So she chose to work as a local goods vendor in her hometown, earning $120 monthly. Any extra coin she receives, she puts in her savings pile for emergencies. Insurance can also aid Melinda financially should something unforeseen come up.
Elsa’s childhood was not that easy, as she had to stop her schooling due to financial problems. Now that she is a parent, she does everything to make ends meet and provide a bright future for her family. Elsa is appreciative of any financial aid.
Since her husband passed away, Corazon has been raising her three children on her own, and with
meager income as an embroiderer, that is something she finds challenging. She knows that having
insurance would be beneficial for her and her family.
Rowanie tries to be optimistic after encountering different hardships in life. Her children had to stop their schooling due to financial problem, and a strong typhoon hit their hometown. She wants to have a small business so she can earn sufficient money for her children’s education and for their future. Insurance would be a big help for Rowanie’s family.
Dennis got laid off from his job when the company he worked for was hit by the economic crisis, leaving him with no source of income. To make his situation worse, one of his family members died. He is currently looking for a job and trying to be strong for his family. A financial safety net in form of insurance would be a big help for him.
To supplement her family’s source of income, Nelia manages a small store adjacent to their home. She admits that it has been difficult to stock up on inventory because of lack of funds. She knows she won’t be around forever, that’s why insurance will be a great help in providing a safety net for her loved ones.
Rhona was forced to stop going to school due to lack of money. She now wishes she pursued getting a diploma because she has been having a difficult time finding a job. In the meantime, she is a full-time mom who takes care of her children. She considers having insurance as a form of legacy to leave to her loved ones in the future.
A 58-year-old farmer and a 1 parent, Armila has been struggling since she lost her job due to a severe accident. With six mouths to feed every day, Armila could not afford to be jobless. Insurance will be a great help for her to secure her family`s future.
Sally is a Person With Disability (PWD), which makes life more challenging for her especially when looking for a job. In the meantime she is a stay-at-home mom, caring for her husband and children. She wants to save up for a sewing machine so she can have a steady source of income. Financial assistance in the form of insurance will be helpful.
Carmelita feels that she has no one to rely on since her husband's passing years ago. She hopes that all of her four grown children have an improved quality of life compared to what she has right now. She also wants them to be prepared for whatever comes their way. In Carmelita's case, her family would benefit from having insurance to help them get back on their feet in case of an unfortunate incident.
Elvira was devastated when her two children were put in jail. She aims to rise above this, and now hopes to have a small general store that will help her sustain the rest of her family`s daily needs. She sees microinsurance as a way of supporting her and her children.
Living in a predominantly agricultural town, Ruel works as a farmer, earning only $200 a month. This is not enough to feed all of his five dependents. He hopes to save enough money to put his children to college in the future. As the family breadwinner, Ruel would need insurance.
Susana had to endure a lot for her family. Her husband suffered a stroke twice, and their family home was destroyed due to flooding from a strong typhoon. She says she had to become both the homemaker and the breadwinner for her family. Susana says insurance will provide financial protection for her loved ones in the future.
According to Estela, her below minimum wage salary makes it impossible for her and her family to eat three proper meals a day. She also doesn’t have the financial capacity to tend to all of their medical needs. Estela realizes that she won’t be able to support her family forever; insurance will be able cover her loved ones in the event of her passing.
Anilene had to stop her education because of financial problems. Now, she works as a weaver in their
local cooperative so she and her husband her four children can go to college and eventually find good
jobs and have a better future. Insurance is something she needs as a financial protection for her family.
Mary Ann comes from a large family. Due to lack of funds, her parents had to pull her out from school and had her work instead. Her wish is to see her children graduate from college, something she was unable to achieve. Mary Ann says insurance will help ease financial hardships from her loved ones.
Amalia was diagnosed with a head tumor years ago, and while she has physically overcome this, her family`s finances have dipped significantly due to payments for her medication and checkups. Insurance will provide Amalia a safety net given her condition.
It’s a struggle for Marites to provide the needs of her three children after her husband died. She wants her grandchildren to finish their study and furnish their house. She sees microinsurance as a support in case of emergency.
Marie Cris has dealt with a difficult hand lately. She lost her regular job, her children had to stop their schooling due to poverty, and their home was washed away due to flooding. Her goal is to simply have a comfortable life and for her children to go back to school and graduate college. Insurance coverage can provide peace of mind for Marie Cris.
Madeline Nobles had to stop schooling due to financial constraints, so she was only able to reach high
school. She hopes for her child’s fate to be different, so she’s looking for a permanent job that would
help her send her daughter to college. After experiencing financial problems when she was hospitalized
to undergo surgery, she learned the value of insurance, so she now wants to have one.
Marites was hit by a motorcycle years ago, and she required hospitalization and expensive medicine. This not only caused her family to slide even deeper into poverty, but also cost Marites her source of income. She understands how life can be cut short due to an accident, thus insurance will be of great help to her and her family.
After losing the brother who was supporting her financially, Imelda struggled with her finances, as her
income being a weaver is not enough for her family’s needs. For her, insurance is a necessity in case of
unforeseen circumstances, but she does not even have enough for basic needs.
Emily is part of a livelihood cooperative in her community, working as a weaver. She earns only $30 a month, and admits that it is not enough to sustain their everyday needs. She wishes to see her youngest child finish college and find a stable job. Emily says that insurance will help alleviate hardships should something unexpected happen to their family.
Due to Mary’s work as a farmer, she constantly suffers from body pains, cough and colds. Unfortunately, she is unable to seek medical help because money is scarce. She would rather spend it on food and shelter for her family. She wants to have insurance so loved ones will not have to go through the same difficulties she has.
Ayanisha admits that her $57 earnings a month is not enough to provide for her family’s needs especially now that she is suffering from illnesses like heart and lung problems. Financial assistance in form of insurance will give her a peace of mind if something happens.
Melinda and her husband earn less than $100 a month. Aside from weaving, they have a rice paddy and a small animal farm as sources of income. However, typhoons ruined their crops and killed their animals, resulting in loss of their investment and income. Insurance will guarantee that Melinda’s surviving loved ones will have financial aid in the future.
Marjorie gets rice from the farm they own, but due to typhoons that hit the country often, they would
sometimes experience rice shortage and would need to spend more to buy it. She believes insurance
will benefit her family in times of needs.
Dolores works part-time as a member of an auditing committee, but acknowledges that this does not provide her family financial security. It has been difficult juggling motherhood and her job, but she says her children are still her priority. Insurance will guarantee that Dolores’ surviving loved ones will have financial aid in the future.
When Irene’s husband passed away, her family lost their sole provider. Today Irene is a housewife, trying to make ends meet for her nine dependents. Having insurance will guarantee financial stability for the people who depend on her once she is gone.
Typhoons would destroy Mary Ann’s small farm every now and then, affecting their yield. Their farm is
where they are supposed to get their rice, a staple Filipino food. With her income from weaving not
enough to put food on the table, she would need help in having her own insurance.
Lloyd remains strong despite losing his job due to unforeseen circumstances. He wants to have a small eatery so he can provide for his family. Financial aid in form of insurance would be a big help for Lloyd and his family.
Losing her husband was the most crucial moment for Miriam’s family. It was difficult at first because she’s the only one providing for her family, but her children inspired her to move forward in life. Insurance would be beneficial for a loving mother like Miriam.
Nilo's dream for himself is to have a stable job that pays enough for his family's needs. He also wants for his children to finish their education. Sadly, he had to make necessary sacrifices so their family can stay afloat financially. Nilo and his loved ones can benefit from any kind of financial aid.
It was very painful for Clarisse when she lost her father. Depite of her sorrow, she still strives to do well in school with the hope of finishing college and soon, be able to earn to help her family. With microinsurance, she will help her family sustain basic needs intimes of emergencies.
Angelica works as a community organizer. She has to do everything to make ends meet and save sufficient money to give her parents a better life. Angelica is appreciative of any finanacial assistance.
Carolyn is a health worker, assisting in the medical needs of locals in her community. She uses her salary, no matter how little, in order to augment her husband`s inome. She hopes to one day open a small convenience store so she can earn a little more. Carolyn wants her loved ones to live a comfortable life in the future, something insurance coverage can provide.
Rose is one of the women working for their local cooperative to augment their family’s income, and with
six dependents, she really needs any additional income she can get. After her husband got typhoid fever
and one of her children died unexpectedly, she realized the value of insurance and would like to have
"As a construction worker, Rodolfo earns roughly $115 a month. He admits that it is not enough to provide for his family’s needs. That is why having insurance coverage would be of big help for his family should something unfortunate happen.
Evangeline and her partner try to make ends meet day-to-day, but the former’s income as a housekeeper is barely enough. They have to stretch out their money to help not only themselves but their extended family as well. Evangeline is young at 22 years old, but the unexpected can happen at any moment, and insurance will financially support her family in that regard.
Jayson simply wishes that he can earn bigger from his farming job in the province. In the meantime, he has to stretch his $40 monthly salary to feed his family, pay the bills, and send his children to school. Insurance will guarantee that Jayson`s family will have a financial safety net in the future.
Ana suffers from heart disease, while her husband, who had leprosy, got into an accident in the
hardware store where he works for. With what they are experiencing, insurance would be of great help
as it would provide financial security for the family.
When Celedonio suffered from hypertension, he lost his job and was not able to support his family for a time. He works as a farmer now but still dreams of finding a more stable job someday. Assistance like insurance will be a great help for Celedonio`s family in case an unfortunate event happens to him due to his health condition.
Gloria tends to a small farm where she also gets her crops to feed the family. But during times of drought or typhoon, the crops would be ruined, and Gloria`s family would not have food to eat. She says that during times of emergency or disaster, insurance will help her loved ones greatly.
Erlinda believes that every cloud has a silver lining, so she is trying to be strong despite all the unfortunate events that happened to her. First, a strong typhoon hit her hometown and destroyed their home and crops where she gets their income. Her only dream is for to have a life free from poverty. Insurance coverage will help ease Erlinda’s mind should something similar happen again.
Jiahelia works as a cook for a small diner in her hometown. Her monthly wage of $100 does not suffice her family`s expenses, so she hopes to one day save enough money to start a small convenience store. In order to save her family from emotional hardship, Jiahelia will need insurance.
Alma, admits that her current job as a house keeper with below minimum income is not sufficient for her family’s needs. That is why she is doing her best to earn enough money so she can give her family a better and comfortable life. She believes that having insurance can give her a peace of mind in case of emergency.
Agustino`s entire family relies on his wages as a farmer to sustain their needs like food, electricity, education and emergency expenses. However, the money he earns is not enough at times. Insurance will assure that Agustino leaves a legacy for his loved ones.
Antonio admits that poverty has been the biggest hurdle in his family`s life. Because of it, his relative unexpectedly passed away, he could not get the assistance he needed during a medical emergency, and he was unable to graduate. But Antonio`s greatest asset is his perseverance to weather any storm, and he is optimistic that he can lift his family out of poverty. Any form of insurance coverage can help support Antonio and his family.
With four people depending highly on her, Marilyn struggles to make her P1,500 monthly salary enough for the needs of her family. Adding to this problem is hypertension. To be given insurance will be of great help for Marilyn to prepare for the future.
Being a 1 parent like Josephine is not easy as she has to be both a mother and a father to her child. Josephine works for long hours in order to give her child`s needs. She wants to secure her son’s future by having insurance.
Maribeth is part of an association that supports financial inclusion and provides livelihood for communities in the province. Through this, she is able to work as a farmer in her town. Her dream is to see her children graduate from their Criminology courses. Should something happen to Maribeth prior to fulfilling that dream, insurance will be able to financially support her family.
Anabelle’s only dream is to give her children a comfortable life. That is why she is doing her best to make ends meet and save up for her family’s future. A devoted mother would benefit from any financial assistance.
It was a grave misfortune when Ashley`s father died. Her mother does not have a stable job to support her needs, thus they all rely on Ashley`s grandmother for financial assistance. Ashley trains regularly for Muay Thai in order to help her grandmother earn for the family. She hopes to receive microinsurance coverage to secure their needs in times of emergencies.
Gliceria’s $40-a-month wages from her weaving business is not enough to sustain the needs of her family. But she has no room to complain, as she is the sole breadwinner of the family. She says she tries to make ends meet for the sake of her loved ones. Gliceria says insurance will provide a financial safety net in case of emergency.
Because she does not have enough savings, Marilon had a hard time paying all her hospital bills when she was hospitalized. She hopes that one day she can have a decent job. For Marilon, insurance is very important to be financially prepared if something similar happens.
Felicitas earns $120 a month as a weaver in her local livelihood cooperative. She works hard every day in order to keep her children in school. Financial constraints have been a lifelong problem for her, and thus she understands the importance of having a safety net such as insurance.
Due to financial problems, Samuel had to leave his mother and brother behind and work in the city. He says being apart from his loved ones was difficult, but he had to do so as their sole provider. Because his family depends on him, Samuel will benefit from having insurance.
Jocelyn works as a neighborhood store owner, with which she earns $10 dollars a month. She wants to earn enough money to pay for her debt and save up for her children’s future. Jocelyn is appreciative of any financial assistance.
When Rosalie was stricken with illness years ago, she had to quit her job. This meant one less source of income to support her husband and children. Now she is a housewife, helping out in any way she can. Insurance will avoid Rosalie’s family from experiencing financial loss in the event of an emergency.
Iyln is a teenager with big dreams. When she graduates from college, she wants to enter a profession that will enable to help family and other people with stuck in poverty like they are. She sees herself as the breadwinner of the family, so in case something unfortunate happens to her, she wants to leave her loved ones with enough money.
Due to upredictable weather conditions, Normelita’s work as a farmer can be difficult. Aside from the spoiled crops, her health is compromised as well. These factors affect her ability to earn money, and she admits that it is difficult to stretch the little amount of cash she has. Insurance will help alleviate the financial problems Normalita’s family may face in the future.
Shellami has six children depending on her, all of which she wants to send to school. However, her
income of around $40 per month as a housekeeper is not enough for her dream. With insurance, she’ll
know her family will have financial security when something happens to her.
Ely’s work as a housekeeper does not earn her enough money to sustain her family’s needs. She tries to allocate her most of her $100-a-month salary towards her children’s education, and hopes that one day she will see them graduate and have a stable job. She’d like to have the financial safety net that insurance offers.
When Bernabe was younger, his parents pulled him out of school because of lack of finances. His goal is to end this cycle, so he does everything to make ends meet in order to save enough money for his family’s needs. Bernabe would appreciate financial aid in the form of insurance.
Nelly was able to finish her studies even though they she struggled financially. There were times that she felt like giving up because of different hindrances, but she remained strong because of her parents. She wants to have insurance in order to give her family a better life if something unfortunate happens to her.
Jenilyn almost gave up after a series of misfortunes in her life. Aside from her home being affected by a typhoon, one of her siblings died due to unforeseen circumstances. Her goal is to have an ample amount of money for her children’s education. For Jenilyn, having insurance coverage is a big help especially if something unfortunate happens again.
Crisanto lost one of his children due to an illness. This drove him to work hard so he could save and have something to use when another emergency happens. This he could also achieve through insurance.
Pastor`s only goal is to give his children a comfortable life, that is why he is currently juggling two jobs in order to provide his family’s needs. A hardworking father like Pastor deserves a financial assistance.
It was a daily struggle for Claudio to stay positive knowing he does not have anything to leave his family when something unfortunate happens, especially since he has hypertension. Claudio will be greatful for any assistance that will benefit his family in the future.
Jorelyn earns only $36 every month from her farming job in the province. She hopes to one day see all of her six children march onstage when they graduate, but admits she doesn`t know where to get the money for their tuition every year. Insurance will be essential for Jorelyn, as she is the breadwinner of her family.
Joselito works as a farmer in the province. His monthly stipend of P4,500 Pesos is barely enough to feed his family. On top of that, he has a heart and kidney ailment which means spending on expensive medications. To make sure that Joselito's family will be covered in the event that something happens to him, he will need insurance.
Ever since Levie`s home was destroyed by a strong typhoon, she has become paranoid of calamities and other emergencies that might happen in the future. She is even more concerned for her grandchildren, who rely on her for everything from food to shelter. Should something unfortunate happen again to Levie`s family, insurance will guarantee that they will be financially secure.
Renalyn is a single mother, which means she has to work twice as hard to provide for her two young children. Her work as a vendor only earns her $60 monthly, barely covering their expenses for food, water and electricity. Renalyn says she has no one to turn to should something terrible happen, which is why she considers insurance to be vital.
The passing of Rachel`s parents left her devastated for years. She works day and night as a rag seller not only to earn a living, but also to forget the grief she feels daily. Unlike her parents, she wants to prepare for the eventuality of her passing. This is why she would like to receive any financial assistance in the form of insurance.
Armando`s mother is unemployed, and his father does not have a stable job. Their family situation forced him to stop schooling. However, he still wants to pursue studying and finish college someday. He also wants to regularly train for Muay Thai and compete abroad. He would like to have insurance in case he needs emergency financial assistance.
A father will make every possible effort just to give his children a pleasant life, like Reynaldo who has to work hard to earn enough money for the medicine of his eldest child who has special needs. Having an insurance will be a big help for his family in case of emergency.
Because Marites grew up poor, she had to stop going to school in order to work and support them. Currently, she is a weaver in her local community, the sales from which go directly towards her children’s education. Life can be unpredictable, and so Marites needs insurance should something unfortunate happen to her.
At the age of 32, Jenelyn already suffers from hypertension. Aside from the pain, she also has to worry about the expenses for her medication. She wants to make sure that her six dependents will not go empty-handed if something happens to her, so she would like to have insurance.
Corazon helps her husband provide for their family by joining the local cooperative as a weaver.
Knowing the importance of a college degree to get high-paying jobs, she hopes for her children to finish
college, something she was not able to do because of financial constraints. Insurance is something she
believes will benefit her family.
Marites` children had to be pulled out of school because she could not pay for their tuition and other expenses. This was especially hard on her, even feeling like a failure as a mother and wife. Thanks to a non-profit organization, they are finally back in school, something that she is happy about. Marites wants to provide them with a bright future, which is why she would like the financial protection of insurance.
Losing the family`s breadwinner as difficult for Elvira. When her husband passed away due to kidney failure, it was up to Elvira to provide the needs of her children. Although it has been difficult to bring up her kids with no one to help her, she tries to stay strong for them. Insurance will be beneficial for Elvira`s family in the event that something unfortunate happens to her.
Mailyn and her husband Rolando work tirelessly in providing for their family, so it was a major blow to them when their home got completely destroyed by a devastating storm. Since then, it has been difficult to rebuild not only their house but their way to life. In case of disasters or medical emergencies, insurance will be helpful for Mailyn`s family.
Rowena now works as a housekeeper after the company she used to work for shut down. Her less than $20 earning per month is not enough for her basic needs. Insurance is not a priority considering her condition, but it’s something that she needs for her protection.
Salvacion does embroidery as part of their local cooperative, in which she earns around $66 per month, a small amount considering she has five dependents. With her situation, she will need insurance in case she gets into an accident.
Lydia lost her husband due to an illness, so she had no one to help her raise their son. With unstable
income as a dressmaker, sometimes just $6 a month, everyday is a struggle for her. With insurance,
Lydia would have one less thing to worry about.
Marilyn is a loving mother who only wants what`s best for her family. It had been difficult for her to rebuild not only her home but also her family`s life after a devastating typhoon hit her hometown. A mother with big dreams for her family would benefit from any form of financial aid.
Bernadeth is prone to asthma attacks, especially because she lives in a community with bad pollution and poor living conditions. She is wary of unexpected attacks because she does not have enough money for medications and hospitalizations. Insurance coverage will ensure that Bernadeth will receive financial aid should her condition worsen.
Maribeth wants to see her three children graduate from college, something she was unable to do due to lack of funds. She currently works as a farmer in her town. Maribeth considers insurance to be vital, but could not afford it due to financial problems.
Maricel’s husband used to have a job, but due to unforeseen circumstances, he lost his source of income. Maricel has no job either, and admits that it has been difficult stretching the little money they had for their daily needs. Insurance will guarantee that her family will be left with enough money in the future.
Erlinda cares not only for his children but also for her extended family. Her grandchild was born with a congenital heart defect, expenses for which are considered staggering for poverty-stricken families like hers. Erlinda wants to leave a legacy for her little ones, that`s why insurance is an important investment for her.
Elizabeth had to go through two difficult situations at the same time: one of her children had to quit school because of bullying, and her father passed away unexpectedly. Although those were trying times for her, she says she had to stay strong for her whole family. Financial assistance would be beneficial for Elizabeth and her loved ones.
Shirley dreams that someday she will have her own home, as currently she lives with her relatives. This is something she has to work hard for as her salary as a housekeeper is not enough. Insurance is also something she wishes she has, but she would rather prioritize her basic needs.
Jeniffer would like to find work to financially support her family, but because there is no one to care for her children, she chose to become a full-time housewife. She says her husband`s income is insufficient, which is why it is up to her to stretch their funds. Because times are tough and unexpected things can happen, Jeniffer can benefit from any form of financial aid.
Kimberly is a mother to three children, all of which are in school. Because she and her husband are both working, there is nobody to take care of their kids when they are away. This causes Kimberly anxiety, on top of the financial burden that she has to carry. Insurance will provide peace of mind to her family should something unexpected happen.
Because Aiza has no permanent work, it was a challenge to provide for her child`s medical expenses when he/she contracted pneumonia. She wants to have a stable job so that her child will be able to finish his/her schooling. She sees insurance as a means of protecting her and her children in case of emergency.
Nila admitted that she lost the hope to finish her studies when she stopped because her family could not afford to pay for her school anymore. At present, she is working hard to send her children to school. Having an insurance coverage will help Nila in case an accident happens.
Myra is still rebuilding not just her home but also her life after a disastrous typhoon hit her hometown. She wants to save up for a new shelter and for her children’s education. Insurance will ease Myra’s mind should something similar happen again.
Aileen and her family was devastated when a relative unexpectedly passed away. She, however, had her family as her motivation to move forward. For Aileen, insurance coverage for her family will be beneficial in case some something unfortunate happens to her.
During the hotter seasons, Retchie’s crops in his farm would wilt and die, This causes a major loss in his supply and income. It also means insufficient money to bring home to his family, something he has a constant fear of. His goal is to provide financial protection for his loved ones long after he is gone.
As a way to make ends meet, Emma and her husband took out a loan. The interest rate is high, but they are forced to borrow because the money they earn from their job is not enough to feed the family and pay their bills. Insurance can greatly help Emma`s family in the future.
Because of a tight budget, Elsa and her husband could not afford to buy their own house, which is why they are currently living in a cramped rental home. Her goal is to eventually move out and purchase a place they can finally call their home. Peace of mind through insurance coverage will be beneficial for Elsa and her family.
Magdalena washes clothes of other people for a living, but since this is an informal job, income is not
guaranteed. Sometimes she earns just less than $6 in a month. She hopes to have insurance for her
protection, especially because she lives in a place frequented by natural calamities.
Ever since she became a 1 parent, Leny has been doing everything to save up for her children’s future. For Leny, insurance will help her achieve her goal for her children.
Carmen`s only dream is to see her children finish their studies and land a decent job, so she is doing everything to earn enough money. A devoted mother like Carmen would benefit from insurance.
Rocelyn’s income from her weaving business is unpredictable: her items can be sold out in one day, and in the next day nobody will buy from her at all. Just like her business, life can also be unpredictable, which is why Rocelyn wants to have insurance.
Rowena feels that she has nobody to turn to in cases of emergencies or disasters, much like when she lost everything after a devastating typhoon. According to her, her relatives have problems of their own, so she would rather rely on herself to keep her own family afloat. Insurance coverage will assure Rowena and her loved ones that they do indeed have financial protection during such situations.
Jessette admits that times have been tough ever since she lost her job. Now she is a homemaker, taking care of her children and husband, and helping out in however way she can. Having insurance will provide Jessette and her family peace of mind.
Living in a poor rural area, Susan and her family struggle to keep their head above water. Her dream is to eventually start up a small diner as a way to earn enough money. Susan`s family considers insurance to be a financial security blanket in case of emergency.
It is hard for a mother like Magdalena to see her child on a hospital bed after being involved in a terrible car accident that also left them in debt. She is hoping that one day all of her children will finish their studies and land a decent job. A mother who is willing to sacrifice everything for her children deserves insurance coverage.
When Melanie was younger, her parents had to stop her schooling because they were poor. She felt that she was robbed of an opportunity to find a stable job because she was unable to get her degree. However, she still feels lucky to be able to now support herself as a housekeeper in her hometown, however small her pay may be. Melanie wants to leave a legacy for her loved ones through insurance.
As a housekeeper, Rosemarie works hard to send her children to school. She wants them to finish their studies and find a stable job someday -- something she was not able to achieve herself. Insurance could help her secure her children`s future in case an unfortunate event happens.
Michelle used to have a stable job, but due to complications with her employer, she was laid off. This left her without any source of income and made it difficult for her to support the needs of her daughter. Michelle wants to provide the best life possible for her child, which is why she would like to have insurance.
Sarrah was able to finish high school, but decided not to push through with her college education and instead worked as a weaver to augment their family’s finances. Her $60-a-month income is small, but she has to make the most of the blessings given to her. Sarrah wants to live life knowing that she helped protect her family financially.
Vicente’s four children depend on his income as a farmer to sustain their needs both at home and at school. However, he met a motorcycle accident years ago, which left him immobile. His family ran out of funds because of it. To avoid further financial problems like this in the future, insurance for Vincente will be a great help.
Crissolo’s life was completely changed when he lost his job after being involved in a traumatic accident. His only wish is to give her family the life they deserve. Crisolo believes that insurance would be beneficial in case of emergency.
One of Rosalita`s children has a congenital disease that requires immediate medical attention, but because of extreme poverty, she cannot afford it. She would like to start a small home business so she can earn money while caring for her child. Should something unfortunate happen to Rosalita, insurance will guarantee that her child and the rest of her family will be taken care of.
Nerissa says that her work as a local farmer can become difficult. Aside from working long hours in the fields, her hard work can be destroyed overnight by unpredictable calamities like drought and typhoons. As the family`s breadwinner, insurance for Nerissa will be beneficial.
Edison’s job options are very limited due to his low educational attainment. He works as a laborer from which he earns only $100 a month. He wants to eventually set up a small business to augment his earnings. An insurance coverage would be a big help for a father like Edison.
When Maria Gracia simultaneously lost her job and her husband, she lost all hope of returning to a normal, happy life. She has to stay strong for her two children, and so she decided to sell barbecue to earn money, however little earning it may provide. To help ease Maria Gracia`s problems, any financial assistance will be of great help.
Dominga has been trying to get back on her feet since she lost her job, and when a major flood hit her hometown. She has since learned to manage her daily budget wisely. She hopes for her husband to have a stable job to sustain their daily needs. Microinsurance will help keep the family protected especially for the children.
Justin dreams of working abroad where jobs pay higher so he can support his parents. While waiting for
that opportunity, he is working as a weaver in their local cooperative. As his place is prone to typhoons,
he needs insurance as protection.
Teodora became the breadwinner when her husband lost his job. She admits that she suffered from depression during that time. For her, seeing her children finish their studies is the most rewarding thing for her. Teodora is appreciative of any financial assistance.
Wilfredo does not want his children to experience the hardships that he encountered as a child. He was not able to finish his studies due to financial problems. Now, he works hard to give his children a better life. He wants to have insurance for his family to be well-prepared should something unfortunate happen.
It was a depressing moment for Jan Mark to witness his children crying when a strong typhoon and a landslide destroyed their home months ago. Because of this, he works hard to give his family a better life someday. Jan Mark also wants to have insurance to secure his family`s future.
Jacquiline lost her job and their house when a fire hit their community. Today, she would like to rebuild their house and provide a good place for her family to live in. Insurance will be a big help for her in times of need.
Irene is a farmer in the southern part of the Philippines who earns just less than $40 a month. Since her husband passed away, life has been hard for her. In the event that the unfortunate happens to her, she wants to leave something for her son, so she needs insurance.
Julius` only wish is to see his son graduate from college. He works hard as a driver to save up enough money for his son`s education. Insurance will aid Julius and his family should something happen to him.
Adelina used to raise farm animals to augment her family’s income, but due to typhoons, the animals
died and this caused a great financial blow for them. Currently, she works as a weaver in their local
cooperative to help her husband and provide for their children. If something happens to her, she’s
hoping for financial assistance through insurance.
Erlinda spends her time cleaning the streets as a street sweeper. She dreams of seeing her children graduate and become successful. She believes that with insurance, she is securing her children's future.
Amelita and her husband Romie work together to make ends meet. Because they do not earn enough to sustain their needs, they resort to borrowing from relatives and loan sharks. Amelita admits that she is deep in debt, and does not want her children to be burden by this in the future. Financial coverage in the form of insurance will help her family should something unexpected happen.
Seeing her children live a comfortable life is every mother’s dream. That is why Imelda works tirelessly. However, her life changed when his husband suffered a stroke. They have a pile of debts because of his medications. Imelda wants to have insurance to secure her family’s needs should something happen to her.
Eulalia has gone through hardships in her life, but the most devastating is the unexpected death of one of her children. As a way to cope with the family`s loss, Eulalia works twice as hard as a farmer. As a way to shield her loved ones in case of emergency, she will need insurance coverage.
Erma was scarred from a previous experience, when her entire family had to be evacuated during a disastrious typhoon. Her home was completely wiped off, leaving them nothing but the clothes on their backs. Insurance coverage for Erma`s loved ones would be beneficial should something similar happen in the future.
Mark`s parents are separated. Trainings in Muay Thai help him cope with the sadness he felt from the situation. He is currently working on making his dream of competing abroad a reality. Mark hopes to receive insurance in order to be protected in times of emergencies.
Amalia had lost her spouse. This situation forced her to strive hard for her child. She hopes that her child would finish her study someday. For her, microinsurance is big help to her family whenever there are unforeseen events.
Ana only earns $60 a month, which is not enough to provide for her family’s everyday needs. Her dream is to get out of poverty so she can build a comfortable home and see her children finish their education. In order to protect her loved ones, Ana Marie would need insurance.
"For Leilane, the most pivotal moment of her life was when her her newly born child was diagnosed with a serious illness. She works hard to save enough money for her child’s colostomy. A loving mother like Leilane deserves insurance.
Mary Jane’s job option is limited due to her low educational attainment. She currently works as an artisan at a nonprofit organization, saving her extra money so she can soon set up a small business. Mary Jane believes that an insurance coverage would help her family in case of emergency.
Because Gina could not find a job that will take her in with her lack of formal education, she chose to become a housewife and help out in taking care of their home and their children. As they have insufficient money for unforeseen events like flooding and medical emergencies, Gina`s family would benefit greatly from insurance.
Jane attributes poverty as the main reason for their current predicament in life. She admits there are times when her children would not have anything to eat before going to school simply because they couldn`t afford to buy food. Keeping their head above water is a daily struggle, which is why Jane would like to receive financial support in the form of insurance.
John had a hard time accepting the death of one of his loved ones, but thanks to his supportive family, he was able to rebuild his life. He currently works for a non-profit institution and wants to save up so he can give his family a comfortable life. John is appreciative of any financial assistance.
Angelie remains positive after all the hardships she encountered in life. She lost her both parents and had to quit her job to fulfill her duty as a mother, leaving his husband the only bread winner of the family. Angelie believes any form of insurance coverage will provide her peace of mind if something unfortunate happens.
Teresita had to raise her child alone after her husband died. Aside from their daily needs, she also has to worry about sending her child to school. She wants to be insured for the financial assistance her beneficiary will get in case the unexpected happens to her.
Leonora says that one of her regrets is not being able to finish her studies. Now that she is a mother, her wish is to see all of her children graduate from college. Because life can be unpredictable, insurance coverage for Leonora will be beneficial.
Eden lost her job and now just gets her income from weaving as a member of their local cooperative.
With less than $30 monthly income from weaving, her dream of giving her child a bright future is a
challenge. She also suffers from heart ailment, so she wants to get insured in case something happens to
Lucio was not able to finish even primary education due to poverty. Despite this, he wants his family to have a comfortable life someday. Insurance will give Lucio a sigh of relief in case something unfortunate happens.
Gemma’s work as a weaver allows her to provide for her family’s needs, but when there is no one buying her handicraft - (fabric), she is left with plenty of supply and no money at all. They would sometimes not eat for a day because they had no money to buy food. During emergency situations, Gemma feels that insurance will help cover her husband and children.
Marrying at an early age caused Emily, a housewife, to stop working. However, life gradually became hard as her family grows. At present, she dreams of having a stable job to help her husband provide for their daily necessities. Any form of assistance such as insurance will be a big help for her in the future.
Norilyn met a motorcycle accident years ago, in which she needed expensive medical attention. Because she wasn’t able to save up for emergencies, she ran out of money just to pay for the hospital bills. Norilyn doesn’t want that to happen to her again – she feels insurance will help in this regard greatly.
Without any stable source of income, Romeo struggles to budget his salary for the needs of his family. His only aspiration is to keep his family out of poverty. Insurance will serve as an emergency fund for Romeo in case an emergency arises.
Rosally raises hogs as a living and at the same time works as a health worker for their community just to have enough income for her family. Eventually, she wants to have her own business – an agricultural supply store. She wants to be insured in case of unfortunate events for the sake of her five dependents.
At the age of 56, Editha is still working as a housekeeper. She wants to eventually retire, but because of extreme poverty, she has no choice but to continue working. Her situation was made worse when her home was struck by a devastating typhoon, leaving her with nothing at all. She wants to have the financial safety net of insurance in case something unfortunate happens to her.
Arlene is still grieving from the passing of her child, and admits it has been difficult to move on from it. Because she knows how painful it is to lose a family member, she would like insurance to ease the burden it will eventually cause.
Since Rosemarie’s job is not permanent, there would be times where she would have no income, leaving her family with no food to eat. Rosemarie has big plans for her family, and insurance coverage will make sure that they come to fruition no matter what happens.
One of the hardest moments in Christina’s life was when she was diagnosed with a serious illness. To make her situation worse, her family was left in debt because of the hospitalization and medical needs. Financial in form of insurance would be beneficial for Christina’s family.
Joel was one of the million Filipinos who had to work abroad to provide for their family. Financial problem started, however, when he returned home and could not easily find a new job. Now a farmer and an auxiliary police officer, he dreams of a better life for his family, and a part of that is being insured so his family will have something in case of emergency.
When she was a kid, Jocelyn had to stop going to school because her parents could not afford the tuition. Now that she has children herself, she wants them to graduate from college. She keeps the dream alive by working hard as an embroiderer in her community. Insurance will be helpful to Jocelyn and her loved ones should something unfortunate happen.
When Madilyn’s husband lost his job, she became the breadwinner of the family. She admits that her income as an artisan is not enough for her family’s needs. Because of their situation, she wants to have an insurance coverage to make sure that her family will have a better future.
Due to bad health condition, Wenceslawa lost her job. Because of this, she was not able to support her family. All she ever wanted now is to work hard and take her family out of poverty. Any form of assistance will help Wenceslawa get ready for the future.
As a father, it is hard for Francisco to see his children suffer because of poverty. It`s difficult for him to stretch his P2, 500 monthly salary, so he has to cut down on his family’s daily expenses. Insurance will give his family protection in case of emergency.
Back in 2016, a strong typhoon hit Waldimar’s hometown and destroyed everything. He wants to recover from this incident so he can give his family a comfortable life. Insurance would be beneficial to Waldimar and his family in case something similar happens again.
Juggling being a mom and working as a weaver in their local cooperative is a struggle for Irene, but she
still does her best so she can fulfill her dream of having her three sons finish their education. But just in
case something unexpected happens to her, she would need insurance for her children to still have a
"When Melanie was younger, her parents had to stop her schooling because they were poor. She felt that she was robbed of an opportunity to find a stable job because she was unable to get her degree. However, she still feels lucky to be able to now support herself as a housekeeper in her hometown, however small her pay may be. Melanie wants to leave a legacy for her loved ones through insurance."
For a time, William was unemployed, leaving his wife the breadwinner of the family. He considers this as one of the darkest moments of his life, struggling to get through with their everyday life. William wants to secure his family’s future by having insurance.
When Chona was pregnant with one of her children, a strong typhoon landed in her hometown. She and her husband had to leave everything behind to stay at a shelter with the rest of their children. It took them a while to earn enough money to rebuild their lives after the incident. Chona doesn`t want to go through the same thing again the future, which is why she wants to receive any form of insurance coverage.
Earning just less than $10 a month as a member of her local cooperative, Zeneth wishes she had finished
her education so she would have had a job that pays well to send her children to college, something she
herself was not able to do. Insurance would be a great help to her family.
Income is not something guaranteed for Maria Luz. As a farmer, she relies on crop yield, and when drought hits their farm, she gets nothing. If given the chance, she would like to have a job where income is more stable. She also wants insurance so her beneficiary will get financial help.
At her young age, Charmaine`s dream is to graduate from school. She believes when she does, she will be able to set the family free from poverty. For her, microinsurance is useful in times of need.
Analiza, a housewife, admitted that she was not able to work due to early marriage. Her husband is the sole provider in the family. Insurance will help Analiza secure the future of her family especially when an emergency arises.
When a strong typhoon hit Josephine`s hometown, they had to be evacuated to a nearby covered court. It was difficult for her family just to fall asleep, knowing their entire home was destroyed. Insurance will make sure that during calamities, Josephine will be financially covered.
Marissa could not find a decent-paying job her lack of formal education. She currently works as an artisan with which she takes home only roughly $67 a month, not enough to provide for her family. Marissa’s family would greatly benefit from insurance.
Michael earns $60 a month as a construction worker. Because he works contractually, there would be months where he would not have no work, leaving him without money to pay for food and bills. Michael has big plans for his family`s future, and insurance will make sure that they come to fruition no matter what happens.
There were times when Antonio no longer wanted to attend his classes because of bullying. Despite this, he still goes to school because of his eagerness to learn new things. For him, microinsurance is important because it will help them whenever they are in need.
Emerlenda`s ex-husband used to be the mainprovider of the family. Now that Emerlenda is a single mother, she has to work twice as hard to make a living and raise her children at the same time. She tries to stay optimistic about their future and hopes that her kids do not experience the same hardships that she has gone through. Emerlenda is appreciative of any financial assistance that will be given to her.
According to Rolando, being a farmer is extremely difficult. He is prone to illnesses, and his crops can easily be destroyed by typhoons. His monthly earnings of $20 a month are barely enough to buy food and medicine for his family. At the ripe age of 64, Rolando is considering insurance to be the only way to financially cover his loved ones.
Judith`s husband has not had a job for a while, so she took it all upon herself to support both her immediate and extended family`s needs. Her only wish is to see her grandchild graduate from college. In the event that she will not be around to see it happen, Judith wants to make sure she`ll be leaving a legacy for her in the form of insurance.
Edita finds it difficult to walk due to her swollen legs, and this frustrates her because she could not help
her family. Though she earns from weaving for their local cooperative, this is not enough, especially
since she supports her nephew’s education. With her condition, she would need insurance.
Gina wanted to earn a degree in college, but due to financial constraints, she had to settle for a high school educational attainment. She and her two children rely on husband Ariel, whose meager salary of $100 per month cannot sustain all of their needs. As a wife and mother, all she wants is to see her family be financially stable.
For a Person with disability (PWD) like Perlita, life is more challenging because of the trials she faces in life. Also, her husband has a heart problem. In event that something unfortunate happens again, insurance can give them the coverage they needed.
Her home being destroyed by the typhoon and having a lung disease were just some of the challenges
Bernarda had to go through earlier in her life. She needs insurance in case something unfortunate
happens again, but she earns only less than $20 a month as a lace maker, and she would rather spend it
on basic needs.
When Yolanda was growing up, she lived in a poor urban community where pollution is terrible. She contracted asthma because of this, and now that she`s an adult, she is at further risk of an asthma attack due to her sweeping job. Because Yolanda is especially vulnerable to illnesses, she would need insurance.
Ever since her husband lost his job, Zenaida’s family has been struggling financially. Keeping their heads above water is a daily struggle, that is why insurance would be helpful for her family in case something unfortunate happens.
Due to hypertension and the destruction of his livelihood from extreme drought, Juan struggles to provide for his family. He hopes that someday his health will improve so he could still work. Having insurance will help Juan`s family in case an emergency happens.
Eufemia, a housekeeper, lost her motivation to work when two of her children died and she was diagnosed with leukemia. Now, she hopes that her remaining children can have a better life. If she will be given insurance, it will be of great help in case another unfortuante event happens.
Geronimo suffered depression after the death of his first child due to a serious illness. He now strives hard as a farmer to protect them from similar emergencies and other unanticipated problems in the future. Geronimo hopes he could have insurance coverage so that when something happens to him, his wife and children will be covered.
When Typhoon Nesat (locally called Pedring) hit the country, Melanie`s home and possessions were completely washed away, leaving her with nothing to her name. Although this happened years ago, she and her family are yet to recover to this day. Insurance will help Melanie prepare for such things in the future.
Helen is a one tough cookie. After losing a family member, a devastating typhoon hitting her hometown, and being diagnosed with ulcer, she still works tirelessly, with her family as inspiration. For Helen, insurance coverage would be a big help in case of emergency.
It is hard for Jocelyn to look at her children now that she lost her job. She does not know where to get enough money for their daily needs. She wishes that she can soon find a decent job and provide the best life possible for her children, which is also why she wants to have insurance.
Alily and her husband work hand-in-hand to meet the needs of their family of seven. She combines the money she receives as a street vendor with her husband`s earnings for monthly bills, food, and school expenses of their children. According to Alily, insurance will provide financial protection for her and her family especially during times of emergency.
"Because of poverty, Eldifonso has to endure working even at the age of 73 and despite having arthritis. He wants to have an insurance to secure his family’s future.
Emmielord dreams of having her own business someday so she can have more income, as the $30 she earns monthly being a member of her local cooperative is not enough for her family’s needs. Given their situation, insurance would greatly help them.
Jannith had to quit school due to poverty. Now that she is a parent, she`s doing everything to make sure that her children will be able to finish their studies and provide for themselves as adults. Financial assistance will help her achieve her dream.
Gediom dreams of his children to finish their studies. Having had life-threatening illnesses such as dengue before, he would like to be insured so that his children could have financial assistance in case something happens to him, especially since his work as a security guard puts his life at risk.
Helen`s household expenses include not only her family`s but also her sister`s. Her husband is the only one working in the family. Most often than not, his wage is not enough to feed all of them. To have insurance would mean a great help financially for Helen`s family.
Annabel`s dream is to see her children finish college and live comfortable lives. She has been looking at work opportunities abroad that can provide better pay than her current job as a nail technician and part-time pastry and party needs vendor. She looks forward to having just one stable job overseas instead of having multiple, part-time jobs in the Philippines. Hardworking mothers like Annabel would benefit from any form of financial aid.
Melanie admits that making and selling charcoal is not a profitable endeavor, but she has to find ways to earn a living, no matter how meager. She saves up as much as she can to further expand her small business. Insurance coverage will help Melanie greatly, especially being the breadwinner of her family.
Donnalynn works as a weaver in a non-profitable organization. After her husband was involved in an accident, Donnalyn took the sole responsibility of feeding her entire family. She hopes that in getting insurance, she will be able to provide for her family no matter what happens to her.
As much as Joan would like to contribute to the family`s overall budget, no one would be left at home to care for her children. This is why she decided to become a full-time mother instead. Although she would like to work, she is assured that her children will be raised properly with her by their side at all times. Dedicated mothers like Joan deserve any form of financial aid.
Because of a distastrous calamity that hit her hometown, Bernadith and her family were left with barely nothing to make ends meet. She also lost her job and was unable to support her family for a time. Insurance will help her family start anew in case another unfortunate event happens.
When one of Michelle’s children was struck with a serious illness, their finances dipped significantly due to hospital bills and other medical needs. Because of what happened, Michelle wants to have insurance so her family can have a safety net.
When one of Ferdinand’s children suffered from a serious illness, most of his salary as a factory worker went to paying their debts. He wants to eventually save up so he can give his family the life they deserve. Having insurance coverage will give Ferdinand peace of mind.
It was a question to Jonalyn why she had a hepa complication. This made her so upset. However, she still hopes that her children would finish their study and have their own business to support the needs of her family. For her, microinsurance is a help in case of emergency.
Myra was diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma, a type of cancer, which rendered her unfit for certain jobs. She was also buried in debt because of her medications. All she wants now is a farm where she can get food or a small business that she can manage. Given her condition, insurance would greatly benefit her and her family.
Roselyn works as a housekeeper and also runs a small convenience store as means to earn money for her family. No matter how hard she works, it is still very difficult to save up for a rainy day. Insurance will help reduce further financial risk when the unexpected happen to Roselyn or her loved ones.
As an official in her local village, Perlita earns allowance, which she tries to stretch for her children’s education. However, she finds it a challenge, especially when her husband lost his job. With insurance, she doesn’t have to worry about her family having financial problems in case something happens to her.
As a young man, Jomar `s dream is to finish schooling. He is also very passionate in Muay Thai, and is determined to train well to be able to join competitions abroad. For him, microinsurance will support his family in times of urgent need.
Sophia is a wife and mother. She works as a farmer in her small rural town, and says her job is difficult. Being out in the heat has caused her blood pressure to go up. However, she has to keep working in order to provide for her loved ones. Insurance will provide a financial net for Sophia`s family in the future.
Emily works in the rice fields as a farmer. Due to working long hours and poor health, she unfortunately developed a heart problem. This requires medication, the money for which is scarce. To make sure her family is covered well after her years, Emily will need insurance.
For a time, Joseph was jobless due to health concerns. He considered this as one of the darkest moments of his life. Having insurance will give his family financial assistance if something unfortunate happens to him.
As a solo parent, Nancy has to go the extra mile just to accommodate the ever growing needs of her child. Insurance would be benificial for Nancy’s child should something unfortunate happen to her.
Due to complications with Marlyn`s pregnancy, she had to undergo emergency surgery. Unfortunately, her child did not survive. This could have been prevented if she had enough money for pre-natal checkups and medicine, but because of extreme poverty, Marlyn tragically lost her baby. Now she focuses on the wellbeing of her children to prevent anything unfortunate from happening to them. Marlyn feels that as a mother, the best thing she can provide for her children is the gift of financial protection.
Delia used to hold down a stable job, but she unfortunately had to resign when she was struck with a terrible illness that affected her hands. Even if she wanted to help her husband out financially, her condition does not allow her to. She wants to get them checked by a medical professional, but she has no money to pay for consultation or medicines. Insurance will have the power to provide hope for Delia and her loved ones.
Due to her low educational attainment, Zosima has been earning meager salary. However, she has to make do with her earnings in order to put food on the table. Should something unexpected happen, insurance will help cover Zosima`s family.
Alvin was raised by his mother alone because his father died at an early age. He now tries to give back to
his mother by taking on whatever job is available. He’s a farmer who does weaving on the side for extra
income, but he hopes for a more stable job that pays well. With insurance, he’s assured that that he’ll
have something for his family in case something happens to him.
When Lourdes was younger, her parents pulled her out from school because of lack of finances. Her goal is to end the cycle, so she wants to work well into her 70s so that her own grandchildren get to graduate. Lourdes believes having insurance coverage assures that her loved ones will live a comfortable life, long after she is gone.
When Morena was pregnant with one of her children, she had to quit her job, making his husband the breadwinner of the family. Her only goal is to have a comfortable life. Insurance will ease Morena’s mind in case something unfortunate happens.
For Enrico, it is hard to see his family suffering because of poverty. When the company he works for unexpectedly closed, he became an on-call production designer. Because his work is freelance, there are times when he has no work, leaving him with no money. Having an insurance will ease Enrico’s mind if something unfortunate happens.
May cannot afford getting sick nowadays, as she has little money set aside for hospitalization and medicines. The $60 monthly wages she receives as a salesperson can barely pay for house bills, let alone unexpected expenses like medical emergencies. Insurance can cover May in that regard.
Edwin has a small piggery business, but he admits that his expenses outweigh his profits. He says once of his goals is to see his children finish their education. As the breadwinner of the family, Edwin will benefit from insurance coverage.
Immaculada has a simple dream of owning a small, comfortable home for her and her family. At 64 years old, she wonders if she will be able to make that dream a reality, what with the $80 monthly income they make as husband and wife. Should the unexpected happen to her, she wants to make sure that her family receives financial protection.
It is hard for Emma to see a family member on a hospital bed fighting for their life. This happened, and she was left in debt from all the hospital bills. Emma wants to have insurance so her loved ones will not have the same fate if something unfortunate happens to her.
Letecia`s income of $40 monthly has to be spread out thinly in order to cover the family`s expenses. This does not leave room for emergencies or hospitalization. If ever Letecia is granted financial assistance, she and her family will have peace of mind.
Chris works long hours as a truck driver`s assistant, delivering goods to far-flung areas of the country. He hopes to eventually see his children graduate from college. Chris would need financial protection so he can continue supporting his family.
It`s difficult for anyone to lose their jobs, but it`s more burdensome for those who live below the poverty line like Puligno, whose only dream is to give her family a comfortable life. For him, insurance would be a big help for his family if something unfortunate happens to him.
Angelita finds it a challenge when drought affects the land she farms as it means no income for her family. Despite this, she’s still doing her best for the sake of her child’s education. With insurance, she will feel secure in case of the unexpected.
Ezra was raised by her grandparents, and when her grandfather died, she had to find a way to bring food
to the table, and that was through weaving. She now works hard to give back to her grandmother who’s
been getting sick because of old age. Insurance would be of great help in case something happens to
Jocelyn has been cured of leprosy, but she still experienced discrimination and could not find work. She
earns income as a member of their local cooperative, but it’s not enough to fulfill her dream of sending
her adopted child to college. With insurance, she’ll be assured that her family will have financial help
when something happens to her.
At an early age, Lemuel was already aware that he was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. That is why he is determined to finish his studies and give his family a comfortable life. Until then, insurance will help Lemuel’s family in times of crisis.
Marlyn wasn`t able to finish her studies and therefore finds it hard to look for a stable job. She also experienced loss when a flood destroyed their house and her father died from illness. Now, she continues living and earning as a vendor. However, she would like to have more capital to sustain her small business and be able to send her children to college. For her, microinsurance will be a big help in case of accidents.
Syrel’s family has a farm where they would get the food they eat daily, but since typhoons hit the
country on a regular basis, maintaining a good produce is difficult. She works as a weaver to augment
their income. With insurance, she hopes to have financial assistance when in dire need.
When Salvacion’s husband died unexpectedly, she became the breadwinner of the family. She admits that $57 per month is not enough for her family’s need. That is why she wants to have a small business for extra income. Salvacion is appreciative of any financial aid.
Jomarie`s parents are separated and his father is jobless. Despite the situation, he still completed high school through the Alternative Learning System (ALS). He currently takes a vocation course, and hopes to finish it soon. Jomarie would like to receive insurance donation to support household needs that may arise.
Jessica has gone through her fair share of trials, including difficult thunderstorms that left her with no money and shelter. Despite all of these, she remains optimistic about her future as well as thankful for a life well lived. To provide continued peace of mind for Jessica and her loved ones, she would need insurance.
Due to poverty, Mary Jane was unable to finish her high school education. This has affected her capability to get a job that pays enough for her family`s needs. She has to stretch the $100 she earns monthly in order to make ends meet. For Mary Jane, financial assistance in the form of insurance will be beneficial.
Socorro tries to be strong despite all the misfortunes that came into her life. After her husband lost his job, her mother passed away. Because of her situation, she wants to have insurance so her family will be secured in case of emergency.
Ever since drought destroyed the coffee farm where Regine works, she and other farmers were not able to produce coffee products anymore. Regine hopes that she could buy land someday and convert it to a livelihood.
When Victoria lost her three-year old child, she also lost her drive to work. For a time, she was unable to support her family. Her dream is to have a life free from poverty. She wants to have an insurance to make sure that her family has enough resources in case of emergency.
When Natividad was struck with a life-threatening illness, she was forced to use up all of her family`s savings for hospitalization and medicines. Her situation was made difficult by her husband`s passing, which left her alone with nobody to help her. Natividad believes any form of insurance coverage will provide her with peace of mind.
Farming at age 58 is a challenge for Rosita, but with her six dependents, this is something that needs to be done. She earns only around $40 a month from farming, that’s if drought does not affect her farm. For her protection, she will be needing insurance.
Rolando was fortunate enough to finish his college education. However, he had to go back to his hometown and work as a farmer, earning less than $60 a month. He hopes that his luck would turn around and his crops would earn him sufficient money. Rolando says that in order to secure his family`s future, he would need financial assistance in the form of insurance.
Joyce used to be an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Kuwait, but her employer sent her home prematurely. She was unable to save up enough money when she got home. Joyce now works as a farmer in her hometown, and admits that her income is drastically smaller than when she was in Kuwait. With insurance, her family will have money during emergency situations.
Christine’s wish is to see her children finish their education, something she was unable to achieve herself due to poverty. If she is given the opportunity to have insurance, her children will be financially stable in the event of her passing.
Losing her mother at an early age had a huge impact on Eleonor not only emotionally. She also had to
stop schooling because her family could no longer afford it. Now working as a weaver, she hopes to
improve her craft so she can get better pay to fund her child’s education. She needs insurance in case of
For a living, Mary works as a stone ambassador. Her job options are very limited because of her low educational attainment. Since her job is contractual, she hopes to find a permanent work so she can secure her family’s future. Mary believes that having an insurance coverage would be a big help for her children if something unfortunate happens.
Allaine is a 1 mother whose son is suffering from hydrocephalus – the enlargement of head due to the accumulation of fluid within the brain. She thinks that microinsurance is a product they can turn to should a major calamity or accident befall them.
"When one of Elma’s children was struck with a serious illness, she had to ask for money from her friends just to save her child’s life. Elma does not want to go through that painful experience again, that is why she wants to have insurance.
As a mother, Evelyn only wants the best education for her daughter. But because she only makes $32 a month, Evelyn was forced to pull her daughter out of school. She hopes to eventually provide her daughter the schooling she needs. Insurance will provide Evelyn and her family a financial blanket in times of emergency.
Julieta had leprosy when she was younger, and though she has fully recovered, the stigma made people
avoid her, and this affected her chance of looking for work. Fortunately, a local cooperative accepted
her, but her income is not enough for her family. With insurance, she will have a financial cushion for
It is Janice`s dream to help her family out as well as see her children graduate in the future. But for now, her goals seem so far off considering the obstacles she has to deal with on the daily. Janice hopes that her family overcomes poverty eventually, so any financial aid offered to them would help them immensely.
Enrique is still thankful that his family is alive after a terrible typhoon hit their hometown. His home was completely wiped off, leaving them nothing but the clothes on their backs. Insurance would be a big help for Enrique’s family if something similar happens.
Like most mothers, Viola’s wish is for her child to finish schooling. Thus, she works hard as a manicurist, earning around $55 per month. However, her work is sometimes affected by her hypertension, which also affects her income. Currently the only one working in their household, Viola needs insurance for her protection.
Angeline works long hours as a weaver in order to support her family of six. She says her $80-a-month salary is not enough to cover all expenses should an emergency arise. Insurance will greatly benefit Angeline and her family.
Marissa is a working mom, finishing her computer secretarial course while taking care of her children. One of her sons suffers from Autism Spectral Disorder, so she is focused on taking care of him. She understands that through microinsurance, her family will be taken care of should anything happen to her.
As a community worker, Cherry earns only $77 a month, not enough for her family’s needs. To make her situation worse, a strong typhoon hit her hometown and destroyed their home. Cherry wants to prepare her family for the future, so she wants insurance.
Jaclyn works as a utility woman. Her salary is not enough for the needs of her three dependents, and this has been giving her financial problems. With debts she is still yet to pay, she cannot afford to have insurance though she knows its importance.
The death of Teresita`s husband was a big blow to her entire family. Aside from losing a loved one, losing their breadwinner has been financially difficult for them. Teresita works twice as hard as a laborer just to make ends meet. Insurance for Teresita will provide coverage for her loved ones should the unfortunate happen.
When Mary Jean’s father passed away, she had to start working to help her family. From the Southern
part of the Philippines, she had to travel to Manila, which is 290 miles away from her hometown, just to
find work. She’s glad to be back in her hometown working as a weaver, but she will need insurance for
At 61, Benidencio failed to achieve the life he dreamt of. Stil, he hopes that one day life would turn out differently for his family. Any form of assistance such as insurance will be of great help for him.
Just like other mothers, Liezel wants to ensure that her children would finish their education. However, earning only around $60 a month, she finds it difficult, especially since part of the income she gets goes to her rheumatism medications. She would like to have insurance in case of emergency situations.
Mary Ann has dealt with plenty of trials throughout the years. Aside from health problems like recurring bouts of asthma, she was in a terrible motorcycle accident, and her home was destroyed by a storm and burned down twice. To safeguard Mary Ann from further complications in the future, she would need insurance.
When Endrica lost her job, her children had to stop their studies. Despite all the misfortunes that she encountered, she still hopes that one day she can give her family a comfortable life. Endrica wants to have insurance so her family can have financial assistance in case of emergency.
Due to her work in the farm, Isidra acquired arthritis -- a disorder that affects joints. On top of this, she has to fit her measly monthly salary of P1,000 for her family`s needs. Insurance will serve as a source of fund in case of emergency.
Farming is something Rogelita did not see herself doing full-time, but because of poverty, she has no choice but to work under intense heat. Sometimes, drought would kill all of their crops, leaving her with no source of income. Rogelita wants a financial blanket to help her family during times of emergency.
Mylene saves up however little wages she receives from her street sweeping job, but she does not see herself doing so for the rest of her life. Her goal in the immediate future is to set up a small business to help her husband in supporting their family. Mylene wants to protect the future of her loved ones by acquiring insurance.
Marvie earns $97 a month as a vendor. She admits that it is not enough to provide for her family’s needs especially now that her father passed away and she is the bread winner of her family. Insurance will ease Marvie’s mind if something unfortunate happens.
Alberto was not able to finish college, but even now at the age of 35, he still dreams of finishing it someday. That’s why aside from farming, he holds a post in his local village so that he gets extra income while serving his community. He’s looking at insurance for financial safety in case of emergency.
When Annaliza’s husband got laid off from his job, their family had a hard time with their food and bills. Her only wish is for his husband to have a decent job, and her family to be financially ready if something unfortunate happens to her.
Pia has dealt with plenty of trials throughout the years. She is rebuilding her home after a disastrous fire burned downed her shelter and when a strong typhoon hit her hometown and destroyed everything. She believes that having insurance coverage will secure her family’s future.
Mary Jane, 45, married at an early age and now has 13 children, all of which she wants to send to
college. However, with less than $40 income per month, that might just be a dream for her. With
insurance, she will not leave her family empty-handed in case something happens to her.
Having an illness is devastating especially for a mother like Maribeth who is suffering from anemia. She wants to earn enough money for her medicines and also to provide for her family. Having an insurance will ease Maribeth`s mind if something unfortunate happen.
Valerie wants to have her own livelihood again, as the small farm they used to have was destroyed by a
typhoon. Now, she works as a weaver in their local cooperative to provide for her six dependents.
Insurance is something nice to have, but with less than $30 income a month, she has to prioritize
bringing food to the table.
Elsa thought she was not going to make it when she and her family experienced a terrible typhoon that washed away her home and all possessions. Nowadays, she works as a housekeeper to slowly rebuild their life. Although she has not moved on from the incident, Elsa has to pull through for her family`s sake. To make sure they are well-equipped should something similar happen again, her family would need insurance coverage.
Mayo’s family was displaced after a strong typhoon destroyed their home. Also a leprosy survivor, she
works hard as a lace maker to fulfill her dream of sending her daughter to college. She realized the value
of insurance when her sister-in-law died of cancer. She would like to have insurance so her dream for
her daughter would still happen even when she’s already gone.
Through the years, Artemia`s life has its fair share of ups and downs. An illness, a landslide that destroyed her livelihood, and an untimely demise of a loved one have tested her fate of having a better life someday. Any form of assistance will be a great help for Artemia.
At 77, Guadalupe still works as a farmer. Her physical ailments did not stop her from providing the needs of her family. Having insurance is very important especially for her age, as she wants to secure her family’s future in case something unfortunate happens to her.
Rose Ann and husband Leonito struggle to make ends meet every day. Her weaving business does not always earn her enough money, so when somebody from her family gets sick, she does not know where to get the funds for medicine. If something unpredictable happens, Rose Ann will be appeased knowing that she has insurance.
Evelyn is a housewife and a mother to three children. Her husband works long hours, while Evelyn cares for her children and tends to the home. She wishes for her family`s quality of life to improve. As a way to protect her loved ones, Evelyn would like to have the financial coverage that insurance provides.
Nomer has dealt with plenty of trials at an early age, but the most painful one was when he lost his mother because of a typhoon. His only wish is to have a comfortable life for his family. Nomer is appreciative of any financial aid for him and his family.
Shirley`s dream is to see her children march on stage as they receive their college diploma, something she herself was unable to do. That dream, however, feels so far away because of financial problems due to insufficient income. Reliable insurance plan ease Shirley`s burden in the future.
As the breadwinner, Reagan has to go to great lengths in order to give his family a better life. Still, his salary as a vendor is not enough to pay for their food and mortgage. Reagan wants to have insurance to secure his children’s future.
Vivencia helps out her husband Juanito in financially providing for their children. However, the price of goods and school tuition are constantly on the rise, and Vivencia admits a feeling of helplessness at times. She fears that pressing problems might unexpectedly come up because they have not saved up for emergencies at all. Vivencia’s family will greatly benefit from financial assistance in the form of insurance.
"Ludylin admits that her salary as a cook is not sufficient to provide for her family especially since her son is prone to illness. She is working hard to earn enough money for her son’s medication. A devoted mother would benefit from any form of financial aid."
Joseph felt like giving up when different misfortunes came into his life. Two of his family member’s died due to unforeseen circumstances. Luckily, a non profit organization gave him a job and help him rebuild his life. Joseph wants to secure his family’s life by having an insurance coverage.
Jay Marie lives with her relatives because she has no financial capability to build a home that she can call her own. She admits that money is difficult to come by for people like her who were unable to finish grade school education. Jay Marie wants to have insurance so that when she leaves her family behind for good, they will be set for life.
Nimfa is currently employed at a factory, and a big portion of her wage goes towards paying their rent. She wants to eventually save enough money so her entire family can move out and build their own home. She knows that unfortunate things can happen at any moment, which is why she would like to have insurance.
It is Sitti`s responsibility to care for her four children while her husband is out earning money for the family. Because job opportunities in the country are minimal for undergraduates like her, Sitti plans on working abroad. However, that would entail leaving her little ones behind - the thought of which breaks her heart. To help secure her family`s future, Sitti would benefit from having insurance coverage.
For Racquel, one of the biggest challenges she encountered was when a devastating typhoon struck her hometown. She is still figuring out where to get ample money for the restoration of her house. Racquel is appreciative of any financial assistance.
Noemi and his husband Christopher struggle to make ends meet, especially with her hearing impairment. Her inability to provide for her family has taken a toll on her confidence and self-esteem as a mother. To prevent further financial and emotional burden, insurance would be beneficial for Noemi.
A housewife, Anabelle has big dreams for his family and home. She wants them to own a solar panel so that they don’t have to spend too much on electricity bills. She also wants her children to finish their education, although she knows that they have a long way to go. In order to ensure her dreams become a reality in the future, Anabelle would need insurance.
Nimfa suffers from different ailments because of her advanced age. There are also times when she does not have enough money to buy medicines. She wants her family to be ready in case something happens to her, so she wants to have insurance.
As Mary Jane advances in age, she would need more and more medical attention for her degrading health: she currently suffers from hypertension, asthma and arthritis, all of which she does not have the money for medication. She would need insurance in the event that another medical emergency comes up in the future.
Marle considers herself lucky to be able to attain a high school undergraduate education, which speaks volumes about the level of poverty she is living in. However, she admits that her low school attainment is still a hindrance to her finding stable income. A weaver by profession, Marle earns $30 monthly – sometimes even lower. Financial protection in the form of insurance will help Marle’s family greatly.
For a living, Marcelino rummages through trash hoping to find scraps he can sell in junk shops. Although he would prefer a better job, he says it`s better than not earning at all. He adds that he is only making the most out of his situation, and considers himself lucky to still be able to earn money. Marcelino wants to provide a brighter future for his family through insurance.
Rosie`s family member passed away recently, which left her extremely heartbroken. She blames poverty for being unable to provide the medical attention they needed, which could have prevented it from happening. Insurance will be beneficial for Rosie and her loved ones.
Marlyn earns only $34 a month as a utility worker in their community. She hopes for a better-paying job as she wants to ensure that her grandchild will be able to go to college. As she is already 53 and has hypertension, she wants to be insured for the financial assistance her family will get in case of unforeseen incidents.
Raquel wants to ensure that her grandchildren finish their studies so they can get high-paying jobs. Thus, even at the age of 60, she still works hard, tending their farm. However, due to typhoons that hit the country often, the farm would have no produce at times. Insurance would be of great help to her and her family.
Marieta solely supports all of her children. Her job peeling vegetables does not suffice to feed her kids and put them in school. Sadly, two of them passed away, and she has not emotionally recovered since. If only Marieta had financial fallback such as insurance, her family's burden would be lessened somehow.
Gerlie has been through a lot despite only being 16. Their home was damaged by typhoons twice, and she had to stop schooling for a year because of financial difficulties. Aspiring to be a chef or a flight attended some day, Girlie wants to be insured so she can leave something for her parents and four sibling in case she meets something unfortunate.
Catalina is a mother who only wants the best for her family, so she juggles being a sewer and a baranggay (community) worker. She admits that her monthly earning is not enough to provide for the needs of her family. She hopes that in the future her family will be free from poverty. Catalina is appreciative of any financial assistance.
Gelyn’s husband lost his job, and her income as a weaver, around $56 per month, is not enough for the
needs of her three children. Until her husband finds work, she has to do her best so she can send her
children to school. She would like to have insurance but cannot afford it currently.
Cesar is a tricycle driver who dreamed of seeing his children finish their studies and find a stable job. Due to poverty, there were times when he could not provide his family’s needs. A hardworking father would benefit from insurance.
For a living, Norma sells dish rags made out of scraps of cloth. Her job options are extremely limited due to her low educational attainment, and she says her earnings barely sustain the needs of her husband and daughter. She wants to eventually set up a small store to augment her income. Norma would appreciate financial aid in the form of insurance.
As a single mom with low income, Cristy is doing everything she can to make ends meet and provide her children a better fututre. Any form of insurance will be a big help for her family.
Marilyn and her family lost their home due to fire accidents. This is the reason she finds it hard to start again. However, she still hopes to work abroad so she could earn what she had lost. She believes that insurance will help make their lives better.
Gina’s simple wish is for her family to eat three times a day, but her income as a weaver in their local
cooperative is not enough as she has two children. With insurance, she does not have to worry about
giving financial problems to her family.
Because of the untimely death of Macaire`s grandmother, his family was left with no choice but to borrow money to pay for the hospitalization and burial expenses. With the help of insurance, Macaire`s family can have money in case another emergency arises.
Gloria doesn’t want to be a burden to her family. That is why at the age of 41, she is still positive that she can land a decent job to help her husband with the finances. She wants to earn enough money to pay for their debts and save for her children’s future. Gloria is appreciative of any financial assistance.
Hazel was fortunate enough to finish college, but her heart condition keeps her from getting a job that
would have helped her family. She has to spend on her medications and has to go to the hospital for her
shots. With her condition, she really needs insurance.
Cherrylie had to quit her job to take care of her husband who suffered from a sickness. Her situation was made more difficult when her children had to stop their studies due to poverty. Cherrylie believes that any form of insurance will provide her peace of mind.
Perla was afflicted with leprosy when she was a child, which caused a huge financial blow on her family.
This is also why she could not find a good paying job. Currently, she does embroidery as a member of
her local cooperative, but this does not provide enough income. She hopes to have insurance for her
Gina’s salary as a community health worker is insufficient to provide for her family, especially now that all of her children are studying. She is working hard to save up so she can put up a small business selling different coconut products. Gina wants to have insurance to secure her family’s future in case of emergency.
Lewis` asthma has been causing problems for him when he works in the fields as a farmer. However, he has to work hard, otherwise his wife and children would not have anything to eat. He hopes to one day own a small business in his hometown. During times of emergency, insurance can aid Lewis and his family.
Working long hours in construction has been physically demanding for Joy, who only earns $180 monthly. His is work is contractual, which means there would be months where he won`t have a job. His eight dependents would have to stretch out what little money they have left. As a way to secure his family, Joy would benefit from having insurance.
Aurora wasn't able to finish studying, so now that she already has her own children, she wants to make sure to feed them well and to support them in their dreams. If anything happens, being insured will help her accomplish heral as a parent.
Marissa wants to empower single mothers like her by providing them with livelihood, something she does for a living as a project coordinator of her local cooperative. She, however, also has her own struggles – she works hard to help her mother who is sick. In case of emergency, she needs insurance for financial assistance.
Honey Grace had fluid on her chest that needed to be surgically removed. Because of financial
constraints, she could not pay for the hospital bills and incurred debt. She also experienced problem
arranging the funeral of a relative who died unexpectedly. She would like to have insurance this time so
her family would not have another financial problem.
Mary Ann`s children had to be pulled out from school because of financial difficulties. As a mother, she wants to do everything she can to provide them the education they need. Should something happen to Mary Ann and her family, insurance will be of great help.
A mother will do everything just to see her child live a comfortable life. That is why Leilanie sacrificed her job to take care of her child who is suspected to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Her goal is to have a small business so she can save up for their future. Insurance can aid Leilanie financially if something unforeseen comes up.
Mary also dreams of her children finishing their education, just like other moms, but with a monthly
income of less than $30 from weaving and with seven dependents, this will be a very challenging feat for
her. She hopes insurance would help her family in case something unexpected happens.
Marian lost her mother due to a heart condition, and this affected her family greatly. They could not afford to eat and eventually lost their home. This 19-year-old, however, is not giving up. Currently a senior high school student, she wants to earn a college degree so she can work as a social worker someday. With insurance, her siblings will not experience another hardship in case something happens to Marian.
It was hard for Hernan to cope with the untimely death of his loved ones. He almost lost his will to live. But despite his situation, he continues to work hard to send his children to school so they could have a more comfortable life. Insurance will help Hernan in case another tragedy happens.
Being a victim of bullying didn`t stop Erwin from pursuing his passion in dancing. His love for the art motivates him, and hopes to eventually compete internationally. He also wants to finish his studies and be able to help his family. Financial assistance in the form of microinsurance will be helpful for Erwin and his loved ones.
Fe experienced not having enough food on the table after the crops in their small farm was destroyed by
a typhoon, something that visits the Philippines often. This fact made her realize the importance of
insurance, especially that she has three children.
Like her husband who had a stroke, Marilou finds it hard to do things because of her asthma. She hopes to receive support to sustain their medical and daily needs. She believes that microinsurance will help them in case of unforeseen events and in times of emergency.
For a time, Mary Grace`s husband got laid off from his job, leaving them with no source of income. To make matters worse, two of their children acquired pneumonia at the same time. Mary Grace was forced to take a number of part-time jobs just to pay for their medical bills. A financial safety net in the form of insurance can help should something similar happen to her or her loved ones in the future.
Grace had plenty of dreams for herself. Unfortunately, they were all cut short when she had to quit her schooling. Because she could not find a stable job due to her lack of formal education, Grace had to accept handouts from siblings and other relatives. Aside from her immediate goal of finding a reliable source of income in the future, she also aims to have insurance.
"Rose cannot afford to lose her job especially now that she suffers from an illness and her entire family depends on her. Her only wish is to have a life free from poverty. Rose believes that having insurance will secure her family’s needs if something unfortunate happens to her.
Jasmin’s husband used to be the bread winner of the family, but hwen husband was involved in an accident, they were left with debt from hospital bills. Her only wish is for his husband to recover and to save up money for their future. Any form of financial aid would be appreciated.
Because of Alejandrina`s health condition, she cannot help her husband at work. Despite her condition and age, Alejandrina still hopes her health will improve. Insurance will serve as Alejandrina`s emergency fund in case an unexpected event happens.
Nimfa`s days are spent mostly in her laborer job for a small business in her hometown. She says she wants to find a better-paying job, but because she is only an elementary school graduate, opportunities for her are scarce. Nimfa will benefit greatly from the gift of insurance.
Editha works as a meat vendor at a local market, with which she takes home roughly $30 a month. She focuses on earning money instead of dwelling on the fact that she lost one of her children due to a grave illness. Insurance coverage will be beneficial in case something similar happens again.
Ana has to raise her children on her own after her husband died. This was a challenge for her because
she also had to stop from working because of an illness and now just gets income as a member of their
local cooperative. She’s banking on insurance as a financial safety net.
After a typhoon hit her hometown and destroyed her shelter, Lanisa was forced to juggle two jobs in order to give her family a comfortable life. Financial assistance will help her achieve her goal.
Cielabel used to study at an Alternative Learning System center, but had to quit due to lack of funds. As a way to help out the family, she sought a new job, but because of her low educational attainment, companies would not hire her. For now she is a housewife, attending to her family`s needs. To make sure that the future of Cielabel`s loved ones is set financially, having insurance is ideal.
Eden is a housewife who does jobs on the side to help with her family’s expenses. She dreams of seeing her grandchildren finish their education and live in nice homes. Another dream is for her to be insured so she’s protected in case of emergency situations.
Being a solo parent and having a special child at the same time is a big challenge for Maria. No one can look after her child, so it’s difficult for her to find a stable job. Her dream is to have her own business that will support their needs. She sees microinsurance as a support in times of need.
Hielyn is unemployed. She has been jumping to one job from another due to changing times. This makes it difficult for Hielyn to make ends meet because prices ofods are rising all the time. She wants to have electricity in her house and a business in the future.
Joan is a single parent. Her father fell ill, and is now bed-ridden. She says her situation is a challenge to her. She would like to have a stable job to provide the medical needs of her father, and at the same time, send her child to school all the way up to college. Insurance is a big help in case of disaster or calamity.
When Adelene was younger, she had to quit her high school education because her parents did not have enough money to pay for her tuition. Now at 37, she aims for her own children to finish their schooling. Adele works hard as a weaver in her community, but admits money is difficult to come by these days. In the event that something happens to her, she hopes insurance will cover her loved ones.
Jojit’s home was destroyed by a typhoon in 2014. This caused financial problems that his eldest child even had to stop schooling. He still dreams of sending all his children to school, so he works hard as an embroiderer in their local cooperative, but he hopes to have his own business someday. Insurance would benefit his five dependents.
Health takes its toll on people living below the poverty line, and Cheryl`s family is no exception. All of her children were admitted to the hospital at the same time, and despite government aid, she and her husband had difficulty coming up with the money for the rest of their medical expenses. In the event that something similar happens to Cheryl and her family again, insurance can give them the coverage they need.
Gemma and her siblings were unable to finish their education due to poverty. Now at 40 years old, she admits that her lack of educational background has been a hindrance to earning sufficient money for her family. Should something unfortunate happen to Gemma, she wants insurance to provide them peace of mind.
Lilia, 64, was hospitalized due to a heart ailment. She no longer works and only relies on her husband for
their needs. Their youngest child is still in school, and her only wish is for her child to finish it and
eventually find work to help the family. Until then, she will need insurance for financial security.
Mary Jane has to deal with her shortcomings as a deaf person in the Philippines. Aside from living in poverty, she is unable to support herself as employers do not want to hire somebody with her limitations. Mary Jane would benefit from having a financial safety net such as insurance.
Aidolor has been through a lot – she fell into a debt trap and suffered from depression. She’s slowly
getting right back on track, something she needs to do as she wants her children to finish school and
have a bright future. Insurance is something she knows would be helpful but could not afford with her
income as a housekeeper.
Sugar blames poverty for not being able to finish her studies. Now that she is a parent, she works hard to earn enough money to give his children the education they deserve. Financial assistance would be beneficial for Sugar and her loved ones.
Cresenciana is a housewife and a mother of two. As a way to reduce their spending, they have a small garden for crops. However, due to drought, they would wither and die, leaving them with little to no food to eat. As a way to leave her legacy to her loved ones, Cresenciana would benefit from having insurance.
Jesusimo works as both a driver and farmer, doing either one when he has the time, or if he needs additional income. He had to sell his tricycle, one of his sources of income, in hopes of starting a small business. Jesusimo wants to lessen his family’s hardships by having insurance.
Helen dreams of having her own sewing machine so she can start her dressmaking business to help her
husband send their three children to college. This also ensures that they have steady income even when
her husband has no work, which already happened when he got into a road accident. Insurance is
something she also hopes to have for her family’s protection.
As much as Joeceline would like to retire in a couple of years, her children`s needs are more important. She manages a small general goods store fronting her home as a way to earn however little money she can. She is hopeful that with her earnings, her children can both graduate from college. With insurance coverage, Joeceline can be sure that her dreams for her children can become a reality long after she is gone.
Kimberly had to have emergency gallbladder stone surgery years ago. Because they did not have emergency savings, their family funds became depleted, and their quality of life suffered. Insurance can make sure this does not happen again.
During an altercation in his community, Sedric was unfortunately harmed and was immediately rushed to the hospital. Although he has recovered since, the event has left him and his wife traumatized. Sedric now feels that unfortunate things can happen at any moment, which is why he would appreciate any insurance granted to him.
For Jayza, her son John always comes first. She works long hours as a housekeeper so she can bring home as much money as she can to support John`s education. However, small things like house repairs tend to take a large chunk of Jayza`s earnings. Jayza`s family will greatly benefit from insurance.
Victoria`s monthly earnings of $100 has to be stretched out to the point where she would not have any money left for emergencies. This became an issue when she met an accident, and did not have enough money to pay for hospitalization and medicines. While she works hard to provide for her husband and children, Victoria now understands the importance of insurance, and therefore is hopeful that a kind heart would offer her such a gift.
Rachelle had to quit her job to take care of her children, leaving his husband the only breadwinner of the family. She wants to have a grocery store so she can help his husband with the finances and earn enough money for their children`s education. A devoted mother would benefit from insurance.
Cristina`s dream is to see her children finish their education. For a living, she hand sews and sells rags, earning less than $100 monthly, a majority of which is added to their budget for tuition and other school-related expenses. Insurance will be a great advantage at providing Cristina`s children a bright future.
Pinky survived the fire that hit her community. Unfortunately, her grandmother was one of the casualties. This caused her to struggle both financially and emotionally. Despite the situation, she dreams of finishing her studies. Microinsurance will help her family in case of unforeseen events
Evangelista experienced getting ill and being in an accident, and this has caused so much stress for her. Not wanting to have another financial problem for the family in case of unexpected incidents, she would like to have insurance.
Elizabeth’s elementary school education has been a hindrance in finding a stable job. Her only wish is to get out of poverty for the sake of her dependent, her grandchild. Now that she is at a ripe age of 60, Elizabeth wants to have insurance so that her grandchild will live a comfortable life.