“The experience that stands out in my mind is of an older lady taking care of her granddaughter. Together they ran a small tindahan (store) in their house. Even though the Philippines is overly saturated with these kinds of stores, every time my partner and I visited them, they were always willing to listen and apply our lessons. We would read out of the training manual in English, then I would translate into Tagalog. In short, it was awesome to see their progress when we first started, until the end of our visits and internship. They started to purchase a few more different items to help their little tindahan stand out from the others. The biggest benefit for them was learning and applying money management principles. The overall relationship we built with them will last for a long time! Occasionally we keep in touch on Facebook!”

Wade S., Utah State University SEED Intern, Philippines

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