FROM ASHES AND HEARTBREAKS TO FASHIONABLE BAGS

Nanay Salve Calvario’s life story is not for the faint of heart. The trials she faced from a very young age until a few years ago are among the most devastating experiences anyone can possibly encounter in their lifetime. But those painful experiences just made Nanay Salve stronger and even more determined to succeed in life. Early on in her interview, Nanay Salve broke down when she recalled...
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OF CLOTHING, DISCIPLINE AND FAMILY

There is a wealth of wisdom to gain from listening to 46 year old RTW manufacturer Rowena Samson Albia. As she shares the highs and lows of her entrepreneurial journey, one can’t help but notice and admire her exceptionally high level of determination, diligence and self-discipline. These three values are among her strongest assets and biggest factors that contributed to her success. Nanay...
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A MOTHER’S LEGACY

Wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, entrepreneur and friend – these are all the roles that Nanay Delia Natavio Herrera plays in life. While she is seriously committed to each of her roles, she quickly pointed out which matters to her the most. “Family first ako,” Nanay Delia proudly says over the noise of her seven grandchildren who are chattering and running around in her general...
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SEWING MASKS, SOWING HOPE

Standing roughly five feet tall, Nanay Maria De Vera Campanero’s petite frame belies the greatness of her wisdom as an entrepreneur and depth of her commitment to her mask making business. The 57 year old wife of Tatay Lucio, who works as a security guard for a tire company in Santolan, and mother of two did not hesitate to share the reason why she put up her mask business. “Ang nagtulak...
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HARVESTING SUCCESS, ONE TREE AT A TIME

“Magpakatatag. Kumapit sa Diyos. Huwag bibitiw. Dire-diretso lang ang pagtratrabaho. Dadating ang panahon, makakarating din sa matayog at matagumpay na pagnenegosyo.” These are the words of wisdom of Nanay Rowena Manalo, the Sustainable Business Awardee of the 2017 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards, when asked what advice she can give to new entrepreneurs. She speaks every word from her...
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