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    Netizen shares inspiring story about having own home at 30 years old

    MANILA, Philippines – A netizen recently shared the inspiring story of how she was able to have her own home at 30 years old. Her story is made even more inspiring by the fact that she came from the slums!
    Netizen shares inspiring story about having own home at 30 years old

    Gen Rodriguez shared her story on Facebook group Tipid Living. According to Rodriguez, she and her family lived for over 20 years in the slums. But she does not feel ashamed about it. Instead, she calls herself a “proud squammy”.

    Living in the slums, the family only had a very small space to share. They lived in constant fear that they would be driven away from the house they had considered as home for many years. They had a roof over their heads, but the land wasn’t theirs. It could be taken back anytime the owner wanted.

    Netizen shares inspiring story about having own home at 30 years old

    Just like many financially challenged kids, Rodriguez knew that education is her ticket to success. So, she tried her best to do well in school. This brought her a college scholarship. She would later thank her mother for doing her best to encourage her kids to go to school, even if she had only completed high school.

    Providing all out support for her children, the older Rodriguez would borrow resource materials like encyclopedias from her friends or buy the kids old “Reader’s Digest” magazines.

    In 2014, Rodriguez found luck in working abroad. It was then that she started dreaming about buying a house for herself and her family.

    Netizen shares inspiring story about having own home at 30 years old

    But when she began earning money, she felt that there were so many temptations for her to buy the things that she never enjoyed while growing up. Yet she constantly reminded herself that the opportunity of working abroad is not there forever. So, she made the most of this chance by saving all her money to buy a house.

    She shared that even though she’s already working, she never had a brand-new cellphone or even the latest gadgets. Her workmates often laughed at her for wearing clothes that were not in season because she chooses the ones available on sale.

    By 2019, she was able to buy a house – and paid it in full!

    “But I’m proud that at age 30, I already have my own place kahit maliit lang. Iba yung satisfaction at peace of mind na alam mong may uuwian ka na bahay at hindi na kami mapapalayas,” Rodriguez ended her post.

    Netizen shares inspiring story about having own home at 30 years old

    Congratulations!

    Image credits: Gen Rodriguez / Tipid Living - Facebook

    — The Summit Express

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