Category Archives: Partners Stories

Bryan hard work earns success!

His Humble Beginning… Bryan has been accustomed to hard work since he was eight years old. Living in the province with his grandmother in a poor life status, he learned to sell rice cakes and vegetables after school. As a teen he experienced working as an eggs, crackers and fish ball vendor and worked as […]

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Irine Vibal- From ready-made to own made

Usual business.. Irine is 32 years old with 3 children ages 9, 5 and 1 year old. Her business is buying and selling clothes together with her husband Edward. She started as a sales lady in the mall in clothing area and her husband’s a sales boy in a buy and sells clothes. In 2003, […]

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Melody Asombrado – Rebuilding from Ashes..

Her Hope turn into Dust… Melody is 23 years old, married and with 3 children with the oldest at 7 years old and the youngest at 11 months old only. Her husband works as a Jeepney driver and earns about PhP 400 a day. Melody used to owned a sari-sari store (mini grocery store) before […]

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Julita Aquino caught a Big fish!

Humble Beginning… Julita is 49 years old, a housewife, and with 3 children. With her husband, Julita operates a fishing business. Before, her husband works as a fisherman in their community. However, working as a fisherman only earns them PhP 400 per day and is hardly enough to cover their most basic daily expenses. To […]

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Charlieta Garde: A Shared Success

Charlieta Garde lives in Cavite with her daughter, her son-in-law and their two children. At the age of 61, she is at the head of a flourishing sewing workshop that she wishes to develop even more with SEED. An Indecisive Beginning Charlieta comes from Davao on Mindanao. She first came to Cavite, south of Manila […]

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Esther can now stand on her own two feet

Esther was born with a disability, with her left leg extending only up until knee-length. When she first visited Esther, Marne, a licensed social worker and SEED’s Social Development Program Officer, assessed the impact of disability on this young mother and her family. Living in a very deprived area where any domestic task is made […]

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