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Bella of CDO: Making a living from life’s simple things

Bella, who said “50+ na ako (I’m already over 50)”, walks on the streets of Cagayan de Oro City to sell ice candies (flavors include avocado, durian and buko or young coconut). There was a time when she sold cupcakes, and she even didn’t need to walk all over the town to sell those cupcakes. But then after selling her first batch of ice candy a few years back, she realized there’s more money to be earned in “mas simpleng binibenta (selling something simple).”

Magugulat ka (You’d be surprised),” she said, “na ang kinikita ko sa ice candy, bumubuhay sa amin ng dalawang anak ko (that what I earn from ice candy supports me and my two kids).”

Plus, she added, as a vendor she gets “free exercise, and meeting new people”. As such, “di na rin masamang buhay ito (this isn’t such a bad life).”

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