Ormoc City, Leyte
When a car rental company in The Philippines begins to share their profit to help their local farmers association, it is worth a blog.
Ormoc Rent-A-Car has pledged to donate 10 to 15% of their profit to support their local farmers association to help the development of their sustainable agricultural project. A farmer member of the Palanas Farmers Association in Leyte stated that if more companies were as generous, they could complete their permanent sustainable project by the end of the year.
A representative of Ormoc Rent-A-Car explained to us that everyone eats fresh food everyday and “helping farmers is helping ourselves”. He ended with a slogan almost derived from a Jerry McGuire’s line: “Help us help the farmers!” These generous people may not have seen the movie nor know the quote, but we will retain the same words of wisdom whether from the mouth of Tom Cruise, or a worker from Leyte island.
Isn’t it time we start looking up to the Third world’s daily struggle and learn to apply it to us…