January 22, 2014
I grew up in a small, undeveloped fishing village on the island of Bohol in the Philippines. I was born of the Masa, the poorest of the poor. To help my family break the cycle of poverty and to save my own two girls, I became an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). I spent 20 years overseas in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong working as a Nanny and domestic helper.
Like many other women born into poverty, the price I paid as a Mother was to harsh, but both my girls graduated college.
While working in Hong Kong, an eight year old Chinese boy under my care taught me to use a computer. Today, I own and operate a successful technology based outsourcing company in Davao City, Philippines.
Success in business does not erase my memories as a m igrant worker. I am compelled to act on behalf of the sisters I left behind.. Here is a link to my story: http://youtu.be/5whyjoLRlEs