First, she lost her job. Then her mother-in-law. She, along with her son and husband, tested positive for Covid. She had it bad, so she had to be admitted to the hospital. All of these happened within a span of two weeks. But she remained calm and positive as she had been in worse situations before: separate surgeries for brain tumor and aneurysm, and two difficult pregnancies years ago had made her stronger over the years. This woman is truly filled with grace.

Marj Pacheco’s thriving nail spa and RTW boutique businesses were the family’s bread and butter. But when the extended lockdowns due to the covid-19 pandemic forced her to close them down – in the process cutting off a significant portion of the family’s financial resources – Marj decided to shift gears and execute her “Plan B”: baking.