It is said that moms would do anything and everything for their children but one mom from Miagao, Iloilo seems to take the challenge so well as she managed to juggle raising eight kids with working many jobs and going to school to complete her college education!
Nanay Lorlie Noblezada and her husband, Tatay Rizalde Noblezada, were blessed with eight children. But while having that many children is a blessing for the two, it was also a huge challenge considering they have a lot of mouths to feed with the small amount of money Tatay Rizalde earns as fisherman.
So, Nanay Lorlie helped her husband earn money – and this meant doing a lot of odd jobs here and there.
Aside from learning how to become a fisherman just like her husband and selling what they caught in the market, Nanay Lorlie also tried her hand at a number of jobs to earn money for the family.
She became a traffic enforcer, Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer, private security guard, messenger, massage therapist, and organic salt entrepreneur.
When she was offered a scholarship, Nanay Lorlie took on the additional challenge of going to school to complete her college education.
Raising eight kids and working several jobs already took most of her time and energy but this inspiring mom accepted the additional challenge to provide a better life for her children. Out of love, Nanay Lorlie juggled all these and did her best in everything that she was tasked to do, whether at home, at work, or in school.
Thanks to her diligence and perseverance, Nanay Lorlie was able to graduate from college and now focuses most of her time as organic salt entrepreneur, a business she shares with her family.
The entire family also helps Tatay Rizalde when he goes out to sea to catch fish but their primary income now comes from making and selling organic salt.
In recognition of Nanay Lorlie’s impressive track record, her story was among those featured by ABS-CBN in the station’s “Family is Love” mini-series for the Christmas season. Isn’t that great?
Watch this real-life wonder woman’s story here: