The employees’ cooperative of our company recently held its 4th annual assembly. The 2010 income was distributed as dividends and patronage refund. I was so happy to see the faces of the plantation workers when they received their share. Although it is a minimal amount for me, for them it would already comprise their one week's salary. I receive P108 as my dividend from the cooperative after a year of being a member. My husband would ask me why I devote much time in the cooperative when I am not benefited that much. Well, aside from being given an obligation to do so why not do it well and besides I don't have a choice because they will not hire a clerk. But then, the happy faces of the workers who received much from the cooperative is worth it for the effort I have given.