Hardworking kid earns admiration for selling fish to support sick dad and send himself to school


We can’t control the circumstances of our birth or choose the family we will have, but everyone gets a chance to change their future – and that can be done through hard work and determination. Many poor children eventually become rich, powerful people when they grow up! Lance is one such example. His determination to go to school and earn enough money to support himself and his sick father made him viral.

Lance, who has no mother, lives with his father, who is too ill to find a job. Lance decided to sell dried fish to support his father and send himself to school.

Jewel Rashia says her mother noticed the kid selling downstairs while they were eating at Jollibee Pateros. From the glass window, they observed the kid selling dried fish and ‘tinapa’ (a Filipino term for smoked fish) to several Jollibee customers.

This store staff didn’t mind that this kid went inside the store to sell his goods because he is determined to support himself.

When the kid arrived at the second floor where Jewel and her mom were eating, he started pitching his stuff – and they were quite impressed that he made it sound like a great commercial! Jewel’s mom purchased some from the kid, at the same time interviewing him.

Lance lives at the Gawad Kalinga Village in Sta. Ana. Because he lost his mother and his dad is sick, a tita sends him to school, but the money won’t be enough. So, he sells dried fish and ‘tinapa’ to meet their day to day needs as well as help earn money for the things he needed for school.

Despite his tears, he was still determined to sell his goods in order to earn some money. Walking far would allow him to bring his products to many places so he could, hopefully, sell them all before returning home.

Jewel shared Jewel’s photos and encouraged netizens to buy from him if they saw him on the street.

Sourcerachfeed,  Jewel Rashia / Facebook


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