Who would have thought that a former carwash boy will become a millionaire? Well, that’s really not a question to people who have determination and perseverance in achieving their goals and get rid of poverty out of their lives.
With that in mind, this former carwash boy recently inspired many lives by his story. Edmar Batac, a former carwash boy who used to clean other people’s cars as his source of income. But look at now, he owns lots of SUVs and delivery trucks.
Back when he was young, Edmar shared that life wasn’t that good to him for her had to quit school to find a job and support his family. His mother remarried and had more kids. However, he hadn’t been kind to him, making him feel that he was taking his siblings’ share of the budget.
“Ultimo panonood ng TV, pagbukas ng electric fan, baka malakas daw sa kuryente. Minsan pagkain, ‘oh kumain ka na. Tirhan mo yung kapatid mo. Tirhan mo yung stepfather mo. Yung pinambabaon mo, sa halip na napupunta sa kapatid mo, sa’yo napupunta!’” Edmar told Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho.
Because of this, Edmar decided to run away and look for a job that will make him survive. He became a vegetable vendor, watched over a computer shop, became a parking boy, and then a carwash boy, earning only Php100 per day. Through this, he was able to graduate in high school.
He also tried to work abroad as an OFW but didn’t find luck there. After coming back to the Philippines, he learned of TESDA’s program to teach people new skills while also giving them an allowance. Then he enrolled to become a barista.
He got a TESDA scholarship of Php8,000 plus the money he saved in his days as OFW. He used the money to set up a coffee cart.
“Sabi ko, ‘Lord, makadalawang libo lang ako, okay na sa ‘kin.’ Pero alam mo, nung first day ko, kumita ako ng P12,000,” he said.
Thankfully, his opening day was successful. Consequently, he began to scout for locations to bring his coffee cart as he knew where to find his potential customers. During summers he would hang out at the beach to sell his coffee concoctions, making him earn so much money.
His business was a huge success and he eventually opens more branches. Later, he invested in other types of food carts and he was able to buy a condo unit and a car. Aside from those material things, he also found his better half and marry the woman of his dreams.
Edmar’s success made him own over 250 branches across the Philippines and has franchised over 20 food cart concepts.
“Daig ng madiskarte ang matalino. Diskarte ang ginawa ko kung bakit napalago ko yung negosyo ko, kahit hindi ako grumaduate ng isang bachelor’s course,” he said.
“Hindi ko sinasbi na huwag kayong mag-aral. Importante pa rin ang edukasyon. Kaya nga nag-aaral ako ngayon, ipinagpatuloy ko yung pag-aaral ko.”
Moreover, he already forgave his mother, even giving her a luxurious and comfortable life.
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