An Overseas Filipino worker in Saudi inspires many for saving over Php1M after deciding to quit smoking and quit online games.
According to the OFW, Neil Ryan Lorenzo, he got inspired by the Pesosense, a known Facebook group that gives tips on how to manage your finances, Ipon Challenge.
Lorenzo said that to commit to the ipon challenge, he quit smoking, diet, and even quit his online games. Lorenzo also sold fresh fish, hired a billiard pool table, do gadget and gold bars raffles and sold it at a lower price with his co-workers.
Lorenzo kept on doing that for three and a half years and opened up his savings last November. Lorenzo almost can’t believe it that he managed to save 75,400 Saudi Riyals or more than 1 million pesos.
Lorenzo bought a house for his mother in General Trias, Cavite. And enjoying his stay in the Philippines. As a Christmas Bonus and to give back his blessings as well, Lorenzo gives out foods for the people in the street. he also conducted raffles on his Facebook account and the winner will receive 500 Riyals or more than 6,000 pesos.
Many netizens got inspired by Lorenzo’s story. It quickly became viral and his story was featured in Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho.
“I2 na ipon challenge q 3yrs and half q sya inipon nakita q 2 peso sense nag karoon aq idea sarili q pra mag ipon alam nyo ba ano ginawa q pra dumami ipon ko po inalis q po yosi q nag daet pati games q inalis q sobra laki pla na gagastos q sa yosi pag kain q pati na din games q.
Inalis q lahat dami nag bago sa kalusugan q 21yrs bago q stop pag yo2si q 85k aq dati now 75k nalang timbang q db naka ipon na aq na alis q pa bisyo q salamat sa pesonsense ikw dahilan kya nagawa q 2 salamat lord sa pamilya q.. Sana maka 2long sa inyo lahat pano ba tlga mag ipon. Guys bi2gay po aq blessing sa inipon q paki share nalang po at like mag share makaka sali po sa raffle q sa dec 22 8pm po mag start raffle q. tatlo po mananalo ng 500sr katubas 6500php pra po sa pasko pang dagdag sa handa malalaman nyo po cno manalo sa dec 23 8am ppm q po mananalo d po pwde dummy account manalo dummy dq po d q po bi2gay prize nyo. Naipon q pala 75400k riyal + 2700peso total po sa pera natin 1million mahigit po sobra happy talaga aq d q akalain sobra laki pala na ipon q…. At pag uwi q bi2gay po aq church nanay q po at mag iikot pra sa mga pulubi pra kht papaano ma bigyan q cla. Konti pag kain pra sa pasko salamat po sa lahat iloveu guys ” Lorenzo Posted.