Rising up from poverty, Yamyam Gucong buys lot and a car, opens business for family

  • Yamyam Gucong is now an entrepreneur and has bought a lot and a car for his family
  • He shared how he is inspired by his past experiences to work hard to lift his family from poverty
  • Yamyam’s life story was featured in MMK titled “Bukid”, which shows the hardships of their life as farmers

Former Pinoy Big Brother big winner Yamyam Gucong finally fulfills his dream for his family.

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Yamyam, who has always been vocal about growing up in poverty, couldn’t help but be happy when he was able to buy a lot and a car for his family. He shared his accomplishment when he was interviewed on Magandang Buhay.

He said, “Isa noon ay nakabili ako ng lupa. Amin na ‘yung sinasakahan namin dati. Tapos bumili rin ako ng sasakyan.”

Yamyam also revealed that he has ventured into entrepreneurship and opened a bakeshop.

“May bakeshop. May konting negosyo ako, hindi rin ‘yon akin, para sa kanila rin ‘yon, family business,” he stated.

Currently, Yamyam is in Manila while his family continues to reside in their province in Bohol. He also shared a few advice to those who want to dream big in life. He reminded us that sometimes we need to sacrifice and be away from our family to reach our dreams for them.

“Ang advice ko lang is always pray talaga sa Panginoon natin,” he said.

Image by Yamyam Gucong via Instagram

He added, “I-relate ko lang sa nangyari sa akin. Sobra akong na-stress na mapalayo sa kanila, so isipin mo na lang kung gaano kahirap ang buhay mo dati at ano ang inspirasyon mo sa buhay para maibigay at ma-provide mo sa mga mahal sa buhay. Manalangin ka lang at ibibigay ‘yan ng Diyos.”

It can be recalled that Yamyam’s life was made into an “Maalaala Mo Kaya” episode. The title was “Bukid” and it presented the field where Yamyam and his father toiled all day planting under the heat of the sun. It showed their farmer life and how poverty inspired him to face the odds for this family.

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