AS THE working class life always seems to be in a rush, people sometimes do not have time for breakfast, let alone prepare packed lunch to take to work. More often, they just resort to carinderia and fast food, and then complain of the weight they had been gaining.
Taking inspiration from celebrity posts in Instagram of their packed healthy lunches brought at tapings, Brazil May Sayago, decided to take the similar concept here in Davao City. Ever since she was younger, she had been fond of eating healthy food, salads, and vegetables. It also seemed like a blessing in disguise that her father is undergoing medication for his kidneys that’s why they are more mindful of the food that they are eating.
Sweet’s Hearty Meals DVO was founded by Brazil and her sister Cheska June last year but since her sister found a full-time job, Brazil was more hands-on now while still being assisted by her family every now and then.
Her business offers daily or weekly free delivery of healthy food for people who do not have the time to prepare their meals like the doctors in clinics and government employees. Brazil also consults with their nutritionist-friend from Davao Doctor’s Hospital regarding the calorie content of their meals.
“I researched how this type of business works, what I would need. I found that it was really doable so we decided to try it. On our second week of the business, we were featured at ABS-CBN. That was when it started to attract more customers,” said Brazil in vernacular.
Her business, which had taken its initial inspiration and foundation through the internet, continues to flourish through its Facebook page: Sweet’s Hearty Meals DVO with more than 2,000 likes as of today. Brazil also continues to research about unique yet healthy meals through Pinterest making sure that her weekly meals are unpredictable and delicious.
Unlike other businesses that had become popular but remains unregistered, Sweet’s Hearty Meals DVO is already registered with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
She didn’t find it a hindrance that she was a graduate of Communication Arts in the University of the Immaculate Conception, and not of any other culinary-related or nutrition-related course. Instead, she pursued her passion by continuous researching and found satisfaction in her daily schedules even when sometimes it would be physically tiring especially when there are more customers than usual.
“For me, it is important that the millenials do what they really want because what I notice about our generation is we tend to get tired of things easily. I know people who apply in a job and then resign after a few months. If they have a specific passion, it is important they really pursue it. They won’t regret it because they will definitely enjoy it,” she said.