Life became difficult for Joyce when she lost her husband to AIDS two years back as she is the sole caregiver for five children (four her own and one nephew). During a weekly home visit for her youngest child who is enrolled in our pediatric HIV care program, POL’s health care worker advised her to enroll in our micro loans program. Joyce says her life changed in April 2016 when she enrolled.
Alka Subramanian, PhD
Alka Subramanian has been working as a Director/Executive Director at Power of Love since founding it in 2002. She is a strong advocate at the Foundation for empowering women and caregivers and including "love" in caring for the children as we fight the epidemic. Alka evaluates and manages the partnerships with the grassroots organizations we support, as well as coordinating all financial, legal, and reporting work.
Alka has 15 years of experience in the field of international economics and development. She has published extensively and presented her research in multiple international conferences and proceedings. Her specialization is in building business channels and small businesses. Prior to founding Power of Love, Alka was a tenured Professor of Marketing at the University of South Dakota where she taught for seven years.
She is married and has 3 wonderful children who are all very supportive of her work. She has a Ph.D in Marketing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.