Low-income households often turn part of their houses into areas for livelihood production, such as this sari-sari store called Edgar Store, most probably named after the home/store owner. Sari-sari stores are very small neighborhood convenience stores that sell everything from spices to slippers. Sari-sari means “variety” or “sundry”. This use of houses as sites of production is one reason why houses are very important for low-income households trying to scrape a living.