The CoVid-19 pandemic has caused millions of small businesses from all over the world to close its doors. More than jobs and income, others have lost years of hard work, and sadly, hope.
The New Normal
As soon as the nature of the disease and eventual pandemic was determined, we've been taught and instructed to live a "new normal." A life that requires constant cleaning and sanitising, social distancing, and staying at home unless absolutely necessary. This means no gatherings, adventures, dates, or much of anything which we used to do for fun, relaxation, and connecting with other people.These recommendations ensure the stemming of the transmission of the highly unpredictable Corona Virus strain that has been running rampant in key cities in the Philippines.
A Better Normal
We hope that at this time, you have found multiple opportunities to realign, reenergise, and remember the things that we as a people value most. When physical touch isn't advisable, we hope that you have found ways to show your love, affection, and concern to those who matter most. When going out and having a good time isn't possible, we hope that you were able to spend quiet moments of reflection, while bonding and strengthening relationships with those in your household. In times that your friends and family were devastated and were at an utter loss because of the pandemic, we hope that you were able to provide the comfort and love that was needed.The new normal is admittedly quite different, and often times, a challenging situation to be in. As with any abrupt changes, we make do with what we have, and pray for a better tomorrow; a better normal.
Paano Tayo Babangon?
Often, we find ourselves struggling with getting up and facing the new challenges this pandemic has brought on to us: working from home, losing touch with others and ourselves, financial woes, job security and so on. Perhaps the questions that linger with most people is "How do we move forward? How do we rise up?"
It's quite daunting, not knowing when this pandemic will end; when we can step out and bask in the sunlight and company of our friends mask-less, and without the fear of catching the dreaded Corona virus. Regardless, of not knowing when or how we can ever live that kind of life, we have to rise up.We don't really know how to do it exactly, but at the very least, by now we know that we should to it together.
Supporting the Local Economy, Supporting Local
Perhaps one of the hardest hit sectors by the Corona Virus pandemic are small and medium-sized enterprises which account for over 90% of the registered businesses in the Philippines. This means that a significant amount of jobs are generated collectively by local entrepreneurs that are trying their best to innovate, excel, and provide alternatives to consumers while supporting the local economy by sourcing and manufacturing in our country.
Get In on the Bandwagon
We've put together a short video that highlights just exactly how your purchase from AKABA has changed the lives of so many people all over the Philippines. We couldn't have done it without you, and we'll continue to do so.