A sewing machine repairman has saved his shop by restoring a sewing shop he used to run.
The repairs began after the Sewing Machine Restoration Company of the Philippines filed for bankruptcy in November, the company said.
The owners of the building, known as the C-Line, were selling the property for about $1 million.
They needed to sell, and the owner of the house was selling for $5 million.
The owner of a house nearby was selling at a loss and was trying to save money to get into the mortgage.
The C-line owner realized he could use a sewing studio for his business, which was also a sewing house, to save on rent and maintenance, the Sew Machine Restoration company said in a statement.
The owners agreed to help and the repairs began.
The owner of one of the sewing shops told CNN Philippines that he would still sell his house and sell his sewing machines, but that he was looking for someone to help him repair the shop.
The repair was done at the sewing machine restoration company, which has a history of working with businesses and individuals in need.