'Sipag at Tiyaga' is the Way
She did not only give lip service to ‘Sipag at Tiyaga’ working maxim; she put it to reality to the maximum. This maxim was Editha Nilo’s hidden capital in addition to the ASKI loan she had in 2006 as her starting capital in her full-blast food processing business.

Before 2006, Editha was into food processing business by deliciously converting 30 kilos of pork a day to homemade longganisa, embutido and tocino. Her small income then was just enough to provide for her family's basic needs. Her customers who were so appreciative of the distinct taste and quality of her processed meat patronized her product.

It was in 2006, when she availed of a P5,000 loan from ASKI Cauayan branch that she used to raise and bred pigs. It was a sound decision for her; instead of buying pork from the market place, her processed meat came from her small piggery.

In 2008, Editha was given a P25,000 loan under the housing loan program because of her good credit record. The amount was used by her son in going to Paris. After a year, his remittances were delegated to their house's improvements.

On the same year, a retail store and a rice and corn buying station were in operation but only during the peak of the harvesting season. The income was added to the capital of the food processing business which included rellenong bangus and boat tart as new products.

As her business expanded, Editha add time and financial investments to training in packaging and labelling. Again, this proved to be a sound move on her part. Who doesn't want an own product to be labelled and patented, anyway?

As she got herself busy in her business, her husband Romulo got himself equally busy in the family farm. Her eldest son was proving himself as another young entrepreneur. The children were sent to college where three of them finished BS Commerce, BS Psychology and BS Criminology. They are now enjoying their profession in their respective jobs.

What could be the reason for Editha's success? The answer is simply the absence of vices in their life, sound and honest business practices and foresight. She adds, "you should know how to deal with other people."
Knowing that food business will always be lucrative if managed well, she plans to have her own bakeshop and soft drinks selling in addition to her store of processed foods.
"You should know how to deal with other people."
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