This is Sonia of Santa, Ilocos Sur. We took all her Lasonas last year, even the one that were affected by worms. (Distributed to riders and communities that needed them regardless). We promised Sonia that we will come back for her next harvest but unfortunately she decided not to plant again. What happens when farmers lose hope? Who are we to blame them? We’re back in Santa, to help help another Lasona farmer. His Lasonas, in contrast, are perfectly fine, inalagaan mabuti, hindi pinabayang lumapit ang mga uod na harabas. Hindi natin pababayaan si Sonia kahit wala siyang maibigay na Lasona sa atin ngayun. Some of the proceeds, we promise you, we will give to Sonia.

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WALA KAMING PAGASA MABENTA ANG PRODUKTO NAMIN. We hope our group can help in this farmer family’s desperate situation. The traditional buyers, those who pay a measly P7/kilo, have stopped buying. There is just too much Lasona in the market. Even that meager opportunity, which will not pay for the fertilizer bought and the fertilizer needed for the next crop, is closed to them. Neither can these farmers bring their Lasona to sell in the local market. That option is closed to them too. They need business permits they cannot get, they need to anti-gen test kit they cannot afford or have access to. There is no testing center in Santa, and they have been restricted from going to the next town, because they need anti-gen tests to pass the the military checkpoint. They are prisoners in their own town, they are locked inside a cage of despair! You can feel it, she wants to cry out loud to the heavens, she can only laugh, and that laugh is the saddest laugh you will ever see or hear. Her husband looks utterly powerless beside her, he cannot even walk because of an affliction. What do you do if everything is closed to you—you cry, you laugh, you beg, you hope.

LASONA GROUP BUY. We are inviting members to join A Group Buy for Ilocos LASONA. If you give P499, your share shall be 2 kilos. This is what the Lasona looks like.


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