Most of the time, Overseas Filipino Workers want to invest in real estate or land properties. But OFW Inday Ylusan preferred to venture another form of investment – jewelry.
According to the OFW, she has been an OFW for years and yet she didn’t have an investment because her salary went to the expenses of her family in the Philippines.
But just this November, Ylusan bought jewelry although she has no interest in these things.
“Bili uli kada sweldo. Para maubos man pera, may alahas pa na maisasanla sa Pinas pag nagipit. Kada sweldo bibili ako dalawa na. 21 karat khit maliit lang basta meron akong nakita sa pinaghirapan ko,” says Ylusan.
The OFW is a single mother to her 7-year-old child in the Philippines. She is now 46-years old and has been working abroad since 2005. She admitted that her salary was spent on the needs of her family in the Philippines.
Even before she had her son, Ylusan said that she helped the children of her siblings in their education. She thinks that the success of her relatives is also her success.
But when the time came and she had her own child, the OFW thought that she needed to invest something for the sake of her kid.
The OFW considers herself lucky because, for the past four years, her employers remained good to her. But her ultimate enemy is homesickness. When she feels it, she just focuses her attention on her job.
“Huwag basta sumoko, tibayan ang loob, tapusin ang kontrata at isipin ang pamilya. I-enjoy ang buhay OFW. Manalig sa taas lagi manalangin dahil yan lang sandata natin si God lang makakatulong sa atin kapag nag-iisa tyo,” says the OFW.
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