When her print shop after Metro Manila was placed on enhanced community quarantine in March, Minda Nacario was suddenly left without a steady source of income for herself and her infant.
According to Saleema Refran's report on "24 Oras", Minda and her husband also got separated.
“Dumating ‘yong time na ‘yong baby ko walang diaper tapos nagkasakit siya, sabi ko wala akong pambili ng gamot hanggang sa dumating ‘yong time na pakainin ko na lang siya ng asukal," Minda said.
"Kaya sabi ko, maghanap na talaga ako ng paraan kung paano ako makakuha ng pera, paano ako makaipon, makapagtinda-tinda,” she added.
With a P2,500 initial capital, Minda started selling a few chickens online. Now, she's selling five tons of chicken a day, earning P50,000 daily.
“Binigyan po ako ng pagkakataon kung paano ako kumita, bumangon mula noong isang kayod, isang tuka," Minda said.
"Pero dumating po ‘yong time na kaya naman pala, hindi naman pala puwedeng tuluy-tuloy ‘yong ganoon kung masipag ka talaga,” she added.
Minda was invited to be part of Quezon City's stores on wheels program that brought goods to communities under lockdown.
In just a matter of three months, Minda now has three stores of her own and two cars. She's also in the middle of having a storage room built for her goods.
Minda also helped her relatives who lost their jobs amid the pandemic, hiring them to help out in her business.
“Gamitin lang ang kaunting utak at tsaka ‘wag matakot muna kasi kung puro takot ang iniintindi natin, hanggang doon lang maabot natin," Minda said.
"Kung gusto niyo pong i-try ‘yong ginagawa ko, wala pong imposible,” she added. -NB, GMA News