Six years ago, during the hardest times of their lives, Lucy and Ramon Espinosa started something new. Their son had just been lost to a brain tumor, they were foraging in the forests and rivers for survival, they had little more then a few Philippine Pesos between them. But a new industry was emerging in their tiny island province, proclaiming Marinduque the butterfly farming capitol of the Philippines, and that would ignite a transformation. By placing a preserved butterfly inside half of a coconut shell and covering it with glass, Ramon created Sheena's Butterfly Farm's first handicraft. Today, their goal is to begin exporting their products made from locally raised butterflies and other natural materials to the US, Australia, Canada and elsewhere, and to build a factory closer to town. "I hope someday we generate jobs in the neighborhood" Ramon explained, "thats the mission of this livelihood… to help our neighborhood so that we can help the country to build our own economy."

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