A STORY FROM THE HEART

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In De­cem­ber 2017, par­tic­i­pants of the #My­pay­mayas­tory cam­paign were en­cour­aged to post on their own Face­book ac­counts photos, videos, and other forms of cre­ative dig­i­tal con­tent that an­swers the ques­tion How do you share love with Pay­maya this Christ­mas? with the cap­tions show­ing the hash­tags #My­pay­mayas­tory and #Shareth­elove.

En­tries poured in, but only one en­try stood out, com­ing from John Jairus Martinez Alar­con. In his en­try he said:

“It’s so hard to go on the malls be­cause Christ­mas Day is com­ing and the metro is more con­gested. I dis­cov­ered on­line shop­ping since 2015 and two thumbs up to Pay­maya ‘cause I bought al­most ev­ery­thing that I need for this com­ing holiday from Christ­mas Tree up to the gifts to all my cousins with­out step­ping out the door. I grew up with my grand mom and cousins ‘cause my par­ents were both passed away and my cousins were aban­doned by their own par­ents. I’m the only one who’s work­ing for them to sup­port their stud­ies and daily needs. I want to, I need to, and I have to share my bless­ings to them like how my grandma shared her bless­ings to me so I can fin­ish my study. I’m help­ing them not for in­vest­ment that in the fu­ture they will help me too, I’m help­ing them so once their fin­ish their stud­ies and have a sta­ble job they will also share their bless­ing to the one who needs it. As Win­ston Churchill once said “We make a liv­ing by what we get. We make a life by what we give” and that’s my #My­pay­mayas­tory and how I #Shareth­elove.”

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