The community quarantine in Oriental Mindoro came down harshly on peddlers, as it did for many other workers in the city. And as the streets became quiet, 69-year-old peddler Barawraw Mameng had trouble selling his sacks of coffee and other crops.

“This pandemic has pushed everyone into deeper hardships. Before COVID-19 came, I could easily trade my products because I have regular households to sell them, but now, even my customers couldn’t buy much because of their own pandemic income loss,” said Barawraw.

After a day of peddling, Barawraw shared that his legs often feel overly sore. “There are some nights I couldn’t sleep at ease because of pain,” he said. But a father to six children, Barawraw chooses to be resilient each day for his family.

Aside from selling, he also plants different types of crops just to make sure that his family would have something to eat.

AFP medical staff assist in the check-ups of patients

When the day has come for Operation Blessing to conduct the second day of its medical mission in Oriental Mindoro, Barawraw did not miss the chance to avail of the free medical check-up.

Aside from receiving pain-reliever medicines and relief goods from Operation Blessing, Barawraw was very thankful to have been prayed for and heard of the hope about Jesus.

Barawraw receives relief goods and medicines from Operation Blessing

“I am very happy and grateful to Operation Blessing for visiting us here in Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro. This Godsend relief is very helpful to us.”

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