It is not easy to shake off the shackles of poverty. People who live under the poverty line arguably have to work harder to get out. A little luck on your side wouldn’t hurt as well. A poor couple who both came from a life of extreme poverty gained their first million through a strange business they never thought was possible.
Sandy at Abby Tiozon both experienced a difficult life growing up. As kids, the poor couple had days where they didn’t have anything to eat but bananas and rice soaked with soy sauce. Maintaining an education when they grew up also became increasingly hard since they had no money to pay for tuition.
According to a report by “Kapuso mo Jessica Soho“ via GMA, Sandy found work at an events agency while Abby chose to look after their growing kids. One day, Sandy was tasked by their boss to look for someone who could create a “tambiolo” or a jackpot device for their company’s raffle.
Fortunately, Abby’s father knew someone who could do this and the “tambiolo” was made. But things between Sandy and his boss became heated which led to him being fired from his job. He kept this from his wife and secretly worked as a pedicab driver.
But his savings soon ran out and he had no choice but to sell the jackpot device that was sitting around in their home. Abby put up an advertisement online and they were surprised to see the demand for such a strange item.
They took the opportunity and used the profits they earned to create more and more. Almost overnight, Sandy and Abby’s business grew to the size that it is today. The success of their business has allowed the couple to buy two houses, two cars, and a number of properties.
But of course, they aren’t the type to spend all their hard-earned money at one sitting. Both Sandy and Abby taught their kids the importance of saving and it’s very impressive to know that their children have inherited their thriftiness.
Who would have thought that these blessings would come all because of a simple “tambiolo?”
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What do you think about the unexpected success of the couple’s business? Did you think that there would be such a demand for jackpot devices? Share your thoughts, reactions, and opinions in the comments section below!