Client Success Stories

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Ernanie Llema
REL Seafoods Buyer and Dealer
Galing Ni Nanay 2013 – Micro Entrepreneur of the Year
“After experiencing a difficult life in Manila, Nanay Ernanie Llema and her family returned to their hometown in Piña Island, Masbate in 1988. Since they do not have any regular source of income, her brother-in-law offered them to venture into ERC Seafood Buyer and Dealer, a business that the Llema siblings established.”
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Nanay Carmen Mayores
Mayores Handicrafts
Galing Ni Nanay 2013 – Malikhain Awardee
“Carmen Mayores and her husband met when they both worked for Zesto Corporation. After seven years, Nanay Carmen quit her job to take care of her growing family and a small business. When Tatay Louie also retired from his work, the family decided to move back to Nanay Carmen’s hometown in Camalig, Albay.”
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Mary Jane Enciso
E.R. Enciso Store
Galing Ni Nanay 2013 – Masigasig Awardee
“Although she had wanted to put up a “sari-sari” store to supplement the family’s income and service the needs of her community, the idea of borrowing money to do this did not appeal to Nanay Mary Jane. This is why she was a bit hesitant to join CARD at first. When she finally became a CARD member in 2007, she applied for her first loan of P4, 000 to fund her sari-sari store business.”
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Maria Andal
Barrio Meals
Galing Ni Nanay 2012 – Micro Entrepreneur of the Year
“One of my strategies is to make variety of food to sell,” she said. “You don’t want your customers to get tired of your food. It should not always be bread, rice and viand. If they want coffee, siapao, porridge, or mami, we can provide them. Our food adjusts to what the customers want.”
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Remedios Oquindo
Queen Remelyn “Hill Spring” Water Refilling Station
Galing Ni Nanay 2012 – Pamilyabilidad Awardee
“With good customer service, careful budgeting and hard work, you can succeed in any business. You should try to give what your customers requested so they will never stop patronizing your products, and you must have the will to pursue your business.”
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Remedios De Leon Mañago
Legaspi Frame and Art Shop
Galing Ni Nanay 2012 – Masigasig Awardee
“We never thought of having a shop that time because we did not have the capital for the rent and for the materials,” she explained. “But a friend of ours, who is an artist, told us he was going to help us to promote our business.”
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Felisa Rey
Josel Rodils Arrowroot Cookies
Galing Ni Nanay 2012 – Malikhain Awardee
“Arrowroot tubers can be used instead of rice, the flour can be used to produce other food delicacies, like hot cakes, and the mash can be used as pig feed, she listed. We have now helped many others: the farmers and the vendors, who have this additional source of income, and the consumers who gain nutrients by eating our cookies.”