WATP #7 - Meet Claudia & Rosalina The Homemakers + Kris' HBD Reward

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Hello #Hive,

I am back again for another #WhoAreTheyPhilippines feature 🙂

For the 7th edition of #WhoAreTheyPhilippines (WATP) We are meeting not one, but 2 ladies. We have Claudia and Rosalina, both homemakers as well as farmers.

Why 2 presentations this week?

As I was riding my scooter at a very slow speed on the back roads of Alcantara, South Cebu Philippines, I noticed this small hut made of plywood and bamboo and covered by GI sheets. Several kids and a few ladies were sitting under the porch. I decided to stop and start a conversation with them, thinking one of them could be my next feature.

I was welcomed by Jubilee a very young mother of a 3 month old little girl. It appeared that she was the least shy of them all and the only one who could speak a bit of English.

I explained the reason I was there as well as I told her about #WhoAreTheyPhilipines. Then I asked her if one of them would agree to be interviewed. All of them felt shy and I didn't get an answer.

So I decided to pick the closest one to me, Rosalina. As I was interviewing her, I realized that this wasn't her house and that she was only visiting her 2nd degree cousin. She lives very close by though.

This was my mistake, I should have asked first whose house it was. Obviously, I couldn't ignore Rosalina and start again with someone else, but I felt that it was unfair to interview and feature someone at another person's place. This is why I decided to also interview the owner of the hut, Claudia.

I could have potentially done 2 features, 1 for each of them over the period of 2 weeks, but I prefer finding someone from a very different area every time. I was also afraid that one feature could have a better payout than the other and didn't want to have to hand over more to one than the other next week. So after thinking about it for a while, I decided that I would feature both of them in the same edition and I will split the reward between them.

Who is Claudia?

Let's start with the owner of the hut.

Claudia is a 47 year old stay at home mum of 10 children. 5 boys and 5 girls from the ages of 2 to 24. Her eldest child is the partner of Jubilee whom I mentioned earlier and so she is also the grandmother of a 3 month old baby girl. On the picture above she is with her youngest, Mary Ann. She was born and raised in Barangay Candabong in Alcantara.

She recently became a widow after her husband passed away. He used to be the breadwinner for the family while working as a welder in Cebu City. Now, she's the one trying to provide for her children. Her 2 eldest also pitch in whenever they can find some work which is a rarity at the moment because of the Covid19's situation. As they say themselves, "no work, no pay"!

In order to be able to put food on the table, she's spending a lot of time farming, growing corn and vegetables. Her garden next to the hut currently has a few okras and other local veggies (for which I don't remember the name) growing. The entire harvest is for their own consumption.

She's very much contented with life and doesn't have any dreams nor ambitions. She takes everyday as it comes and try to make the most of it, yet living a very simple and frugal life. Farming is what she enjoys doing and so this is where she gets her happiness from, especially at the harvest time, seeing the reward from all the efforts.

Who is Rosalina?

Now, for the visiting cousin.

Rosalina is a 52 year old housewife and farmer. She was born and raised in Barangay Candabong in Alcantara. She is married and has 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls from the ages of 20 to 32. All of them are married and have left the house already.

Her husband is a van driver working for one of the tour agencies in Cebu City. His job is to drive the tourists around the most popular sites and attractions on Cebu island. Sadly, because of Covid19, there are no tourists around and so he has been jobless since the start of the pandemic. They do their best to survive with the help of one of their daughters and by farming.

They mostly grow corn for their own consumption and take care of a few animals such as a cow, a few pigs, goats and chickens.

Just like her cousin, she doesn't have any dreams nor ambitions and lives day by day. Farming is her main pleasure but she gets her happiness and joy from little things such as singing karaoke with family and neighbors.

Claudia and Rosalina

This is it for Claudia and Rosalina. As usual, I wish I could provide more details about them, but it is not always easy for me to convey my questions properly since I don't speak the local dialect. Unfortunately, the kind people helping with translation are not always able to find the right words. I'm going to do my best to get better and more thorough with my interviews.

To contribute to their reward, please upvote this post and share it with your followers by reblogging it.

Thank you all again for your support and see you next week for another feature as well as Claudia and Rosalina's reward.

Time for Kris' HBD Reward

Kris was the feature of WATP #6 and the author reward came in last night. It is so far the highest payout out of all the editions.

So here is the breakdown for her reward:

   HBD 7.146 from post payout
+ HBD 4.000 from @kayceeports2020
+ HBD 3.000 from @ybanezkim26
+ HBD 2.000 from @discoveringarni
+ HBD 1.000 from @kneelyrac
+ HBD 1.000 from @romeskie
+ HBD 1.000 from @iamraincrystal
+ HBD 1.000 from @macchiata
+ HBD 1.000 from @iamyohann

= HBD 21.146

This amount converted into the local currency is PHP 991.96 so let's round it up to PHP 1,000 to make it easier.

Here is the picture of Kris receiving her reward. It was very obvious with her behavior that she was really happy, and excited when receiving the money. I did film the whole thing but unfortunately my camera screwed up and the sound is just some buzzing noise. I guess I'll just have to make a silent movie, sorry. The person next to her on the picture is her sister.

Thank you to everyone who participated to her reward and especially the above mentioned persons for their contributions.

What is #WhoAreTheyPhilippines?

#WhoAreTheyPhilippines is a weekly project where I randomly select a person in the area where I live or work. I interview that person, take a few pictures and then post about him/her on the Hive PH Community. After 7 days, when the author reward can be claimed, I convert the whole HBD amount to the local currency (PHP) and hand it over to him/her along with some contributions from some of you.

I am very thankful to all of you for your support, upvotes and contributions. I am glad this initiative is well received.

Check out the previous editions here:

WATP #1 - Ernesto The BladeSmith and Ernesto's HBD Reward
WATP #2 - Marito The Trisikad Driver
WATP #3 - Pampilo The Vulcanizer
WATP #4 - Virgilia The Sari-sari Store Owner
WATP #5 - Eliza the Plant Seller
WATP #6 - Kris the Street Food Seller

Status on the current contributions:

ContributorTotal ContributionUsed ContributionRemaining Contribution
HBD 22.010
HBD 12.010
HBD 10.000
HBD 12.950
HBD 12.950
HBD 0.000
HBD 10.000
HBD 2.000
HBD 8.000
HBD 8.000
HBD 5.000
HBD 3.000
HBD 7.162
HBD 7.162
HBD 0.000
HBD 6.000
HBD 6.000
HBD 0.000
HBD 3.311
HBD 3.311
HBD 0.000
HBD 2.000
HBD 2.000
HBD 0.000

What an amazing project! Just stopping in from @pifc - keep up the great work! I've sent a small contribution to you - plus a delegation of 500 HP to help you in your work.

Thank you so much for the support, the contributed 4 Hives and the delegation. I very much appreciate all this help.
If that is ok with you, I will add the 4 Hives to the reward for Claudia and Rosalina.
Once again, thank you very much.

That's fine.

kindly make it 1 HBD each for Claudia & Rosalina for next week. Thank you for all that you do. It is truly an enlightening experience when we meet new folks and hear their stories 😉👍🏼happy weekend!

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I will make it 1 HBD each. Thank you very much.

Make it 8 HBD from my contribution. As always, please say hello to them from me. Thank you for this.

I will gladly do so. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Kindly split my contribution equally to both ladies 😁

I'm so happy to see a one-thousand peso bill from all of us who support your initiative. More power as always!

I confirm receiving your HBD 4 contribution. I will add it to the reward for Claudia and Rosalina next week.
Kris was also very much happy receiving a 1000 peso bill 🙂 Thank you for being a major contributor to this initiative.
Don't forget to upvote and reblog please 😉

It must be really difficult for both of them who have lost a breadwinner in the family. Not only that, they sure do have a lot of mouths to feed. I hope this small contribution could help them in some way. Send my regards to them.

Hi Aaron, I have received a HBD 5.009 contribution from you. Thank you very much.
Would you like me to give it all to Claudia and Rosalina or just part of it and use the rest for the next features?

I guess I am amenable to having my donation as a back up if the post doesn't; turn out quite well. Ultimately, I give you permission to decide how to split the amount, following the principles of equity and fairness of course. It's not a really big amount but hopefully, it could help them

at the moment the post value is not so great, however there is already a very good amount of HBD being contributed to Claudia and Rosalina's feature. So it does appear that they will both receive a good payout.
I'll add HBD 2.009 for them from you contribution and keep the rest for the next features. Are you ok with that?

Yes sure that would be great


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Thank you for the support!

Quite a predicament you got yourself there. Lol. But atleast,you got to know and help more people in one go. I kinda envy Claudia's farm. I wish one day, I'll get a farm like hers.

Lovely smile Kris and her sister got there. ❤

Yes, I guess you're right, my mistake means we should be having 2 smiles next week 🙂
I'm trying to work on the video with Kris receiving her reward but there is no way to salvage the sound so it will be a silent movie. Hopefully her joy and happiness can still be felt. I'll post it in the next couple of days.

I acknowledge receiving your HBD 4 contribution which makes it a current total of HBD 7 remaining from you. I will be using HBD 1 from that for Claudia and Rosalina.
Thank you once again.

Hey Yohann, so pleased to see the project gathering some traction, it a cool thing you are doing, keep up the good work dude.

Thank you mate, I'm super stoked to see how things are progressing and how much support and contribution this initiative is receiving!
It truly feels great to be able bring Hivers together to contribute and make a small difference for somebody as well put a smile on their face.

Hi, I've sent a small contribution. Kindly split it equally for the two hardworking Mommas. 😊 Thank you for this! More powers to you and your family. 🙂

Hi @kneelyrac, I have received your HBD 2.6 contribution which I will add to Claudia and Rosalina's reward.
Thank you very much for them.

Your a VIP star player of HIVE my friend!

Im glad to see this project get good attention and make decent money for the people you are interviewing.It was truly heartwarming to find the reward post with Kris yesterday, 1000 peso is alot of help to her :).

Ive cast my 2 cents upvote and reblogged but I would also like to contribute $4 HBD for Claudia and Rosalina this week.

Thanks so much for the support. I have received your HBD 4.00 contribution.
Would you like me to add it all to Claudia and Rosalina's reward or part of it only and the rest for the next features.
i just want to let you know that, as of now, this week's feature has a total contribution of HBD 26.912. The post HBD reward will be added to that at the time of the author payout.

Let me know how you want me to proceed with your contribution.

Once again, thank you very much for you help, it's very much appreciated.

Yeah that $4 is all for this weeks feature .Hopefully I will have more HBD for next weeks feature.I will keep an eye on your blog and make contributions when I can.

Im a big fan of what your doing keep up the good work :).

Well thank you very much for Claudia & Rosalina, I believe they are going to be well surprised and happy 🙂
You'll be mentioned as a contributor in the next post so you won't miss it 🙂
Thanks so much!

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@wandergirl I have received a HBD 4.95 contribution from you. Thank you very much. How would like me to use it? I usually use HBD 1 per feature and per contributor but let me know if you would like it to be different.

Hello @whoaretheyph. Could the HBD 4.95 be split between Claudia and Rosalina?

Yes, sure, I can do that. I will add it all to their reward next week.
Thank you again for your support and this contribution. Very much appreciated.