Nowadays, when we imagine OFW domestic helper with their employer, we immediately think of them being abused. However, a Filipina domestic helper proved it wrong.
Not all employers are bad
She said that her employers help her in the construction of her own house in Pulilan Bulacan and give financial aid for the medication of her ailing daughter.
Mhai recalled an instance how her employers pulled her out in a very difficult situation when her ill daughter was brought to the hospital.
“Lahat sila nagshare—mga kapatid ni madam, kapatid ni sir. ‘Di ko alam na gagawin nila yun. Nagulat lang ako nung inaabot na nila sakin ‘yung pera. Tulong daw nila sakin para sa anak ko. Napakasaya ko po noon,” she said.
She decided to be an OFW for her family
Mhai flew off to Saudi Arabia to uplift her family’s condition. Both husband and wife were a factory worker with only a meager salary.
She’s already a mother of three when she gave birth to her fourth child with a weak pulmonary system.
Due to her youngest child often hospitalization, they were buried in debt. Like any mother, she swallowed her pride and asked for loans from everyone she knew to save her baby’s life.
This difficult situation was what motivates her to work abroad.
Didn’t expect much but received more
She considers her employers as a living proof that not all Arab employers are bad.
Source: Life In Saudi Arabia