A STORY FROM THE HEART
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.”