The life of a Filipina domestic helper in Hong Kong is the newest entry of a famous photoblog that’s famous all over the world.

Humans of New York recently shared a story of a Filipina who went to work abroad at a very young age after the demise of her father.

“I was twenty-one when I first left the Philippines.  My father had just passed away due to cancer.  We have a big family: four brothers and four sisters.  And there was nobody to support us.  There was no work in our province, so I had to leave,” says the Filipina.

Eventually, the Filipina ended up working as a domestic helper in Hong Kong and has been going for 15 years already.

“I’ve been working abroad for fifteen years now.  I’m a domestic helper.  I’ve been lucky because my employers have been kind.  But I’ve been away for so long.  It’s been a hard battle for me.  It’s been a sad life,” she added.

Despite the homesickness, the pain of being away from her family is filled up just upon seeing her family having a better life because of the hard work she’s been doing.

“Sad in away.  Sad because of what I’ve been through.  But victorious in a way, too.  Because I’ve seen my family better than before.  Three of my siblings have graduated from university with my help.  And I’ve paid school fees for loads of nieces and nephews,” said the OFW.

Without a doubt, working as a domestic helper abroad has always been tough but it’s a clean job.

“Being a domestic helper is a tough job, but it’s a clean job.  It’s an honest job.  And I worked hard at it.  I’m proud of what I’ve done.  I don’t want to seem like I’m boasting.  I’m not proud of that way.  But proud in a way like I did my part,” the Filipina added.

The Filipina is set to return to the Philippines by the end of her contract and she is so excited to be with her family, finally, after long years of being alone abroad.

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“I was twenty-one when I first left the Philippines. My father had just passed away from cancer. We had a big family: four brothers and four sisters. And there was nobody to support us. There was no work in our province, so I had to leave. I’ve been working abroad for fifteen years now. I’m a domestic helper. I’ve been lucky because my employers have been kind. But I’ve been away for so long. It’s been a hard battle for me. It’s been a sad life. Sad in a way. Sad because of what I’ve been through. But victorious in a way, too. Because I’ve seen my family better than before. Three of my siblings have graduated from university with my help. And I’ve paid school fees for loads of nieces and nephews. Being a domestic helper is a tough job, but it’s a clean job. It’s an honest job. And I worked hard at it. I’m proud of what I’ve done. I don’t want to seem like I’m boasting. I’m not proud in that way. But proud in a way like I did my part. I finished my goal for my family. And when I’m finished with my current contract, I’m going home for good.”

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