A former OFW went back to PH for good. She took the risk of not knowing what will be the life after abroad. And her destiny was in Agri-business.
The same month of last year, another farm was invited to be part of Session Groceries’ advocacy: The Sahoy Farm, managed by Girlie together with his husband.
They rent a farm in Balili La Trinidad, Benguet. Owned by BSU (Benguet State University), Girlie pays rent every month. While they try to buy their own farm in Atok Benguet, they work hard to get more customers so they will have enough funds to finally get a farm they can call their own.
Session Groceries’ advocacy is not only to help the farmers sell their products but also believes that our local farmers like Girlie also deserve to be educated on how things in business are working. Agri-business is also like other businesses we know, which involves processing business permits and other requirements. Girlie is now able to do ledger and sales reports. She felt like she’s working in the office at night and in the farm at day time.
She is very specific in her goals, Girlie aims to provide sustainably safe, clean, and green vegetables to their loved customers in Session Groceries. “Kahit na mababang presyo ang labanan ngayon, okay lang”, she said. She has a very positive attitude towards farming and how she loves to serve customers by giving them the value of what they’ve paid for. Imagine a person being a laborer and have seen the passion in farming: it gives them a different perspective in life. The drastic change she had in farming is selling her vegetables with actual profit and this time, she feels she was taken cared of.
Girlie wants to say Thank You for supporting Sahoy Farm. You are one of the reasons why their family was able to acquire their own farm. “Wala po akong masabi kung hindi magpasalamat at sana very healthy pa din tayong lahat”.