Coronavirus outbreak made many people struggle. Many businesses were forced to stop operating because of the pandemic, and many employees also lost their jobs. Just like Miranda Nacario, a single mother lost her printing business because of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). She was forced to close and stop her business because there were no orders coming in.
The unfortunate event made her life challenging. She had no money to buy milk and diapers for her baby, she only had sugar to feed her little baby. She had no help at all as she also broke up with her husband, which made life more difficult for her.
“Dumating yong time na yong baby ko walang diaper tapos nagkasakit sya, sabi ko wala akong pambili ng gamot hanggang dumating yong time na pakainin ko nalang sya ng asukal,” Miranda shared during her interview.
Imagine how difficult it is to see your baby sick and not having any food to eat.
“Kaya sabi ko, maghanap na talaga ako ng paraan kung paano ako makakuha ng pera, paano ako makaipon, makapgtinda-tinda,” Miranda added.
A mother will do everything for her family, for her children. Miranda did everything and worked really hard so she could earn money for her kids. With a capital of P2,500, Miranda decided to sell chickens and she also used the money to sell food online.
She was also very lucky to be invited to join the Store on Wheels Program of Quezon City. The participants of the said program sold food in areas under lockdown. At first, she was terrified to sell food outside her home because of the covid19 outbreak. But she thought of her kids and how it can change their life is she continue selling food amidst the pandemic.
It was no surprise that Miranda was able to grow her business in just 3 months. She was really resilient, persistent, and hard-working. She is now earning P50,000 a day, has 3 stores, gave people a job, and she even bought a new car.
Many were inspired when Miranda’s story was featured in GMA News 24-Oras and hope that she continues to inspire and help many people.