It’s graduation time here in the Philippines and some new graduates wonder where they’ll going to. Going abroad is usually the first choice. Applying for some regular jobs comes second and third is venturing into some microenterprises.
I just can’t keep up with lately in scheduling my posts. Whew!
Enjoy with them…
One good part of doing microfinance is having ‘personal touch’ with your clients/beneficiaries. When they are proud to accept that they benefited from the program, most of the time, you’re invited to share their blessings. And one example is to share their joy when they see their children finished some school levels.
And it is good to hear: If not with the microfinance that gave us the opportunities to own simple but income-generating projects, surely I was not able to send him to school.
An achievement that could not be measured by anything economics! And, who dare to say that microfinance is not contributing to poverty alleviation?
And so, from last week, I was busy sharing these joys among our members. At one point, I was invited to present before some graduating students some of the microfinance opportunities. Some graduates signify to join the microfinance programs as personnel but a lot of them want to start businesses using the microfinance system. Of course, some snubbed the opportunities and they intend to serve some good people abroad as Overseas Foreign Workers (sigh).
These graduates just can’t see the viability and enjoyment of working with poor people. But, why? Our network, the NATCCO Network employs more than 700 people in its microfinance branches through its program: Microfinance Innovations through Cooperatives.
Our battlecry is ‘cooperating out of poverty.’
Nevertheless, again, the Philippines has a plenty of working force. Exporting them is the easiest option.
Congratulations Graduates and Best luck!
If you changed your mind and you want to help changing peoples’ lives, do it with microfinance. There are lots of opportunities waiting for you here.