Taking responsibility for your siblings is no easy job, but add in the obstacle of thousands of miles and the challenge can at times feel impossible.
However, Ding user Jobelle manages to support her two brothers, Vito and Aaron, in the Philippines from the US all by herself.
“It is just the three of us now after we were left by our parents three years ago. They are the main recipients of my load that I send through Ding.”
Jobelle sends money to her brothers and uses Ding to make sure their phones are loaded with Globe Philippines top-up so she can keep in touch with them regularly.
“Seeing as I live here in the United States, I always want to make sure that they can communicate with me easily so they won’t feel that I am far from them.
“Being the sole provider, it’s been a challenge but I am thankful that at least with the load I send to them, I know they can call or text me anything that they need me.”
Despite having a family of her own in the US, Jobelle understands how vital her support for her brothers are in order for them to have a good life.
She just wishes she could be with them more often.
“We are separated because I do have a family now and have been living [in the US] for almost 10 years now.
“The hardest part of being in a long-distance relationship is that I can’t be part of all their school activities and I always worry about them especially now that it’s getting so hard in terms of safety in the Philippines.”
Despite all the odds, Jobelle’s brothers enjoy a comfortable life in the Philippines thanks to the hard work of their big sister.
We’re just happy we can be of some assistance to her, even in the small way of topping up Aaron and Vito’s phones.
You can join Jobelle and thousands of others sending invaluable load to Globe phones in the Philippines.