Inspiration can come from people from all walks of life, especially those that continue to work hard and push forward despite the hardships that they are going through. These are the people that inspire the rest and prove that it is possible to fight through the battles of life.
This year, a supermarket in the Philippines wishes to deliver inspiration to Filipinos who continue to provide for their families despite all odds. To help them get through this tough year, AllDay Supermarket is spreading hope and happiness through kindness.
In a special event called the National Hakot Day, AllDay Supermarket is giving raffle winners the opportunity to 'hakot' or collect P10,000 worth of grocery items. For its second year, 10 lucky winners were chosen for their inspiring stories and positive spirit. These Filipinos lost their jobs during the current health situation, but they continued to persevere and look for ways to provide for their loved ones.
"Ang mga kinuha ko po is 'yung mga bagay na puwede kong idagdag sa aking munting tindahan para po mapaikot ko po 'yung puhunan sa aming tindahan," said Carlito Consul Jr., restaurant waiter who was displaced from his work.
(I got items that I can add to my small store so that I can grow my investment.)
Consul, 37 years old and a father of two children, was forced to take out a loan to start a small sari-sari store to provide for his family since he currently has no regular income. He won the National Hakot Day raffle at AllDay Supermarket SOMO.
For street sweeper Gina Bonion, she was used to earning P700 a day, but now is lucky to go home with P350. Because of that, there are days when she and her family do not have food on their table. They also do not have proper shelter and sometimes no electricity or water.
"Nag-e-area area po ako, nagliligpit po ako ng mga basura. Nung nagsimula yung crisis talagang kahit anong pagpupursigi talagang kapos pa rin po," explained Bonion who collected her prize at AllDay Supermarket Alabang.
(I go to different areas to clean up but when the health crisis started, even if I work hard, what I am earning is still not enough.)
Meanwhile, winning the 'hakot' raffle is a big help for Roanne Hernandez who is 17 weeks pregnant. She not only lost her job due to the retrenchments brought by the crisis but also lost her husband recently, leaving her to provide for her 11-month-old baby and unborn child.
"Bali po casino dealer po ako kaso dahil crisis natanggal po ako. Malaking tulong po [ito] sa akin," explained Hernandez who won at AllDay Supermarket NOMO.
(I am a casino dealer but because of the crisis, I lost my job. This is a big help for me.)
Another lucky winner is 23-year-old Rayson Diaz who was an ALS (Alternative Learning System) student. His father used to be a full-time painter at a construction site before getting into an accident. Now, his father works as an on-call painter to be able to provide for the family. Diaz's mother, on the other hand, was working at a factory and is now forced to stay in the factory to work as a reliever since the factory had to cut on manpower.
"Anim po kami, ako po 'yung pinaka-panganay. Suma-sideline po ako sa mga construction site para po masustentuhan ko lang po ang sarili," explained Diaz who won at AllDay Supermarket Evia.
(We are six siblings; I am the eldest. I take sideline jobs at the construction site just to be able to provide for myself.)
Mercy Aristol feels grateful that the grocery store has chosen to help her and her family. Aristol accepts laundry and she used to earn P200 a day, but recently rarely gets customers. She finds it difficult to provide for her three children as one of her children has special needs. Her husband used to work for a construction site, but now collects garbage scrap to sell and only earns around P60 to P200.
"Sa mga bumubuo po sa inyong lahat na narito, thank you very much po sa inyong lahat na ako po ay napili ninyo para mabigyan ng maraming biyaya," said Aristol.
(To everyone involved that is present, thank you very much for choosing me as the recipient of so many blessings.)
Other winners include a spa massage scheduler who won at Libis, a jeepney driver who won at the Shaw branch, a housemaid from Global South, and a manicurist-Sampaguita seller from Las Piñas.
To see more inspiring stories about how AllDay Supermarket is aiming to elevate every family's shopping experience, visit their website and Facebook page.
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