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Jessica of CDO: Enjoy the small things in life

Jessica, 38, has been selling “binaki” – a type of snack food made from corn, milk and margarine – in a barangay (village) in Cagayan de Oro City for 19 years now. She does this to supplement the earnings of her husband, who drives “habal-habal” (form of public transportation using motorcycle). They have five kids.

Lisod pud ang kinabuhi (Life is also hard),” she said, but she isn’t complaining. Her work allows her to meet people, which she said she enjoys.

Ug uli pud nimo, bisan kapoy ka, kitaon ka sa imo anak, malipay ka (When you go home, even when you’re tired, and your children meet you, you feel happy).”

And in that, in enjoying the small things in life, Jessica said “kakita ta ug kalipay (we find happiness).”

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