Andi Eigenmann decided to show her fans what it’s like to live her island life for a week.
While most of the time she gets to enjoy her life with her two daughters and fiancé on the island of Siargao, she got to document the part where she and the rest of her family got stranded.
According to Andi, they had to get out of their car and stay for a couple of hours at a waiting shed after the engine of their car overheated for some reason.
“So, we are stranded,” she shared. “Dito kami sa sikat na spot kung saan maraming coconut trees,” she stated, referring to the tourist attraction where a view of hundreds of coconut trees can be seen from the top.
“At ang aming very cute van over there ay nag-overheat. So andito kami ngayon, basang sisiw kami ngayon dito.”
The former Pinoy Big Brother housemate went on to share that they had to sacrifice the drinking water they had with them to get the engine of the car up and running.
“Wala kaming water. We had to put it sa loob no’ng naubusan ng tubig na ‘di ko alam ng tawag,” she said.
The mother of three then expressed her gratitude to the person who helped them.
“Buti na lang may mabait na tumulong sa amin, si Kuya Ian. But he left na kasi naghihintay na kami ng aming sundo. And now, wala, ano’ng magagawa namin? Maglalaro na lang kami,” she shared.
Towards the end of the vlog, Andi revealed that she decided to sell her clothes after a friend of hers set up a fundraiser to help build a health center in Siargao.
“We have a setup here outside kasi para makita ng mga tao dito sa neighborhood namin na naglalabay-labay (dumadaan-daan),” she shared.
Andi said she always wanted to find purpose for her clothes not just for herself but also for the environment.
“Matagal ko nang gustong magkaroon ng purpose ‘yung mga pre-loved clothes namin. Alam kong maraming makikinabang and of course, it’s better for the environment if I can see na napa-pass on ko siya,” she said.
She added: “Siyempre, nahiya naman ako magbenta. But then, my good friend, set up a fundraiser with Isla Medical Foundation in order to improve our health center and daycare.”
She then shared how happy she was to finally be able to give back to the locals on the island.
“So naisip ko, para hindi naman sayang ang binayad ng mga locals, sa kanila ko na rin ibabalik ‘yung naibigay nila kaya ilalagay natin sa health center ‘yung earnings para makatulong naman, ‘di ba? And maka-help na ma-provide ‘yung mga kulang na materials ‘di ba? Na mas pagandahin at ayusin pa ‘yung health center namin dito,” she said.
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Andi also encouraged those who want to donate by sharing the link to the Catangnan Health and Daycare Center Fundraiser which has raised 36,000 out of the 480,000 money needed to improve their health and daycare facilities.