- An incoming Grade 10 UP High School student in Iloilo proves how determined he is when it comes to his studies
- He is now selling cashew in order for him to be able to buy the gadgets that he needs for the online classes
- According to the lad, he got afraid when he knew that they would be having an online class arrangement
- What initially was a problem, became a challenge for the lad, and he found a way to make money to avail his needs and to also help his parents
Louie Animas, an incoming Grade 10 student in UP High School in Iloilo turned the problem of not having a laptop for the online classes, into an opportunity for him to think of an ingenious way to overcome the challenge.
Faced with financial constraints, Louie decided to jump into online selling so that he could raise the funds that he needed to buy a laptop in preparation for the opening of classes.
His other reason was that it could help boost his customers' immune systems. He said that although his selling journey was not easy, he just persisted.
What initially was five to 20 kilos of cashew turned into 75 kilos of cashew sold.
Here's the full post from Daily Guardian, via UP Visayas FB Page on the amazing teen:
"An incoming grade 10 student of UP High School in Iloilo sold cashew to buy gadgets he needs for the upcoming school year.
Here is the story of Louie Animas:
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“I caught myself staring at the sky thinking how to overcome the scary and devastating causes of this pandemic. I was a bit more petrified when I heard in the news that the upcoming school year will be online and will be on remote learning. I don't have the gadgets to use for this kind of arrangement as we were not financially stable. However, I did not consider it as a problem but rather a challenge.
I have to be optimistic and I have to think of something that can make me productive and at the same time, I can help my parents. Hence, I decided to do online selling which is popular now. I came up with selling Roasted Cashew Nuts with two goals in mind. First, is for my fundraising project to buy the tools for my upcoming online class, and second, is to help my buyers boost their immune system as one way of fighting COVID-19.
My selling journey was not easy, but then again, I challenged myself to be more persistent and eager in order to achieve my goal. Surprisingly, 5, 18, 20 kilos turned into a massive 75 kilos of cashew nuts sold.
My special thanks to ABS-CBN TV Patrol - Panay and Panay Sikat for featuring my inspiring story which paves the way to introduce my product not only for Ilonggos but to other people in the different countries as well.
The generosity and full support of my immediate family, friends, coaches, anonymous donors, ASPROFIL Spain-Philippines and the UPV community gave me strength to sustain my project along the way which made it a sweet success. Thank you!
A wise and generous man said, 'God helps those people who help themselves’.” (Via UP Visayas FB page)"
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