RODRIGUEZ, Rizal — As part of Operation Blessing’s push for community transformation through microenterprise, three mothers from Montalban received small-scale businesses to help them provide for their family’s needs.
These mothers and their kids are also beneficiaries of Operation Blessing’s Bless-a-Child project. This holistic activity addresses various needs of indigent underweight children by providing them balanced meals, proper healthcare, and, if applicable, free education for one whole year.
One of these mothers is Veronica Ursal, 34, who received bunches of bananas, a gallon of cooking oil, packs of brown sugar, and a gas range so she can start her banana-cue business. She is very grateful because now, she can earn extra while taking care of her children.
“Thank you! This is a timely blessing for us. School has already begun, and now I can help my husband with our daily income,” she told Operation Blessing.
Being a plain housewife and a mother of three, Veronica is burdened on how to budget her husband’s small earnings.
“My husband’s income is just enough to buy us food for the day,” she admitted. “So it was really a big help when my daughter Nicole became a beneficiary of the Bless-a-Child project. She received free vitamins for a year, and that’s a huge load off of our shoulders.”
For Veronica, it was not just the livelihood package that was beneficial to her. Operation Blessing was also able to introduce Jesus Christ to Veronica and her family by partnering with local church workers.
“The daily Bible studies had struck my heart. Each lesson was as if it was meant for me. They are truly life changing,” she said.
That day, the smiles of Veronica and her fellow mothers who benefited from Operation Blessing’s livelihood assistance were priceless. Through your fervent support, we were able to uplift our kababayans through these programs and outreaches. | by Bryan Arquiza, Operation Blessing
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