I started a niche bakeshop in my husband's hometown in Davao, Philippines in 2015. I was baking customized cakes, pastries and introduced my version of LAGUNA - STYLE BUKO PIE (Young coconut pie), a very popular pie from my hometown of Laguna, Philippines. Later on, I also introduced my version of Durian Pie which became a hit with the locals and aficionados from overseas. The small business was a success with its word-of mouth customers and online clientele. I soon opened a physical store that's conveniently located and offered more fare - artisan bread, pasta, rice meals and other snacks. We didn't have any capital, we were just winging it, but the business started to grow and the clientele as well. Then bad news struck. In March 2016, I was diagnosed with Endometrial Cancer. I had to close my little shop to get an operation and do everything to recover. Our families were a big help, specially my sister who generously paid for the bulk of my medical bills. Sadly, it took me months to recover and all our savings were depleted and a lot of debt was incurred. The shop was closed and the business was no more. But my customers never forgot my products, specially my pies. The clamor is still there. Just recently, I was chosen to take part in a government-sponsored program titled GREAT WOMEN PROJECT 2 which aims to empower women entrepreneurs by providing skills training, product management, packaging, marketing, etc.. I have decided to revive my business and once again fuel my passion for baking. I will be so grateful for any help we can get. My ultimate goal is to get back on my feet, be debt free and help other women get back up too.