As the airline industry has been badly hit by the pandemic, many pilots and cabin crew members have, unfortunately, lost their jobs. 

Kristine Cañafranca and Christine Erika Nera were just some of the flight attendants who had to rest their wings. 

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To find an alternative source of income, these two close friends decided to team up and launch a food business called Forksilog. They offer a classic Pinoy comfort food: Tapsilog (tapa, sinangag, and itlogmeals!

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Aside from packed meals, they also offer a bilao of silog, which costs around P399 to P499. 

The two started selling their tapsilog meals in Erika's condo. Now, Forksilog is available on a food delivery app! 

In a video interview with Summit Media, Kristine and Erika shared that they aren't earning as much as they used to, but what's important is they were able to get through these trying times. "Sa panahon ngayon kasi 'di ka na puwede umarte. Hindi mo na kailangan isipin na ganito lang kikitain natin, dati ganito. May family na umaasa sa'yo e, so kailangan mo talagang mag-pursige."

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Watch the video below to see Kristine and Erika's full story! 

Have you started a small business recently? A sari-sari store, an online shop, or a food kiosk? We'd love to hear how you did it! Comment below or send your story to female.network.editors@gmail.com with the title "FN How I Started," and we may just feature it!

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