There is no better feeling than being in the comfort of one’s own home, but if that home isn’t remotely habitable, then it might be impossible to experience it.
Fortunately for Gil Mano Suazo of Taguig, he can now say this expression easily.
On the facebook page Home Buddies, he shared how he went from living in a nipa hut to becoming a millionaire who is building his dream house.
He grew up in a 20sqm-sized home and his family had to constantly move from one house to another. Despite the hardships, he felt nothing but love.
“More than 30 years po nangungupahan yung family namin palipat-lipat. I grew up in a 20sqm house na andun na lahat, tagpi-tagpi. 8 kami sa maliit na space na yun pero puno ng pagmamahal. I was raised with big amount of love an care kaya lagi akong nangangarap para sa pamilya ko.” he shared.
He started working at thirteen years old and was fortunate enough to graduate as Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines. Fast forward, Gil worked for two more years before entertaining five different endeavors at the same time.
“I work almost 15hrs/day, 7 days a week. I gained a lot of skills and ventured into business after 2 years of working.
“I juggled 5 jobs/businesses–being a Financial Advisor/Unit Manager, Sales and Marketing Consultant and started two businesses – online academy and furniture manufacturing.”
Gil’s sole motivation was to give back to his family, especially his parents, for always being there for him.
“I needed to sacrifice a lot for myself because I have a big goal na ayoko hindi matupad. No regrets! I enjoy every bit of my life. Every second of it.”
Photos he posted show a two-story house that is currently in progress. Everyone is seen smiling as they posed in front of the modern-looking home worth P3.5 million.
He also showed the ‘before’ pictures of the house, and it looked completely different. Gil couldn’t be more proud as he needed no loan to start building since his savings were enough.