Di binayaran ang sahod?! OFW mom in Kuwait reveals employer has not paid her salary for 3 months

Di binayaran ang sahod?! OFW mom in Kuwait reveals employer has not paid her salary for 3 months

- Precious Dumagco shared her struggles as an OFW in Kuwait

- Precious revealed her employer did not pay her salary for three months

- The single mother-of-three also admitted that she will never give up for her family

The lives of OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) have long been depicted and romanticized in several Filipino films. But one can never truly understand their struggles until you get to experience them firsthand.

In our recent OFW story, Precious Dumagco shared her bad experience with her employer in Kuwait. Despite what she is going through, Precious cannot just give up.

Based on the letter Precious sent to KAMI, she is a 29-year-old single mother-of three and the eldest of 10 siblings. She worked in Manila for six months as a housemaid or househelper.

According to Precious, she endured her job as a housemaid and her P3,000 salary in order to complete the requirements for her application to work abroad.

Just like other OFWs, Precious left the country to seek better opportunities abroad because of financial struggles. She also needed to provide for her family and children’s needs.

So when the time came that all her papers were ready, Precious admitted the mixed emotions she felt. She also revealed that her uncertainties if she could endure her new life in Kuwait.

“Dumating yung araw na ok na lahat at pwede na akong maka-alis,” Precious shared. “Di ko maipaliwanag yung saya ko, halo-halong emosyon… yung di mo aakalain na oh makakarating nako sa ibang lugar…”

“Andyan yung iiyak ka na lng na masaya dahil excited ka na malungkot,” she added. “Dumating ako dito sa Kuwait ng di sigurado kong kaya ko ba...”

Precious’ life in Kuwait, however, was never easy. It was not just a walk in the park.

As a matter of fact, Precious detailed the hardships she endured with her employer. According to Precious, her female boss was hot-tempered and her bosses’ treatment toward varies every time.

Precious’ ordeals with her employer often makes her cry. But it was not just the treatment that changes because she also experienced having unpaid salaries for three to four months.

She admitted feeling upset about it because she cannot send any money to her family back in the Philippines. And until now, she has yet to receive her 3-months’ worth of salary.

Despite the circumstances, Precious remains hopeful that she will be able to get her hard-earned money. She is also waiting for her contract to end in February and has not filed any complaint ever since.

Due to her struggles, however, Precious admitted that she has no savings. But she also stressed that giving up is not an option.

“Kahit ganito ang nangyari sa buhay ko dito, kakayanin ko alang-alang sa pamilya at mga anak ko na umaasa sa akin,” Precious said.

“Bawat tao may kanya-kanyang desisyon,” she continued. “Sa’kin wala namang masama magtry at least naranasan ko lahat ng mga trials kung paano mag-isa...”

In spite of what she went through, one thing that is very admirable is Precious’ optimism in life.

“Sa mga gustong maabot pangarap nila, keep it up!” Precious concluded her letter. “God is always there. Sabi nga nila wag kang susuko para sa pamilya.”

Meanwhile, Precious’ story is just one of the hundreds or thousands OFW stories we never heard of.

There are many others who also suffer the same fate, giving us the realization that the pursuit for a better future abroad comes with a steep price.

Speaking of OFWs, KAMI would like to share the video of a belittled OFW who has become a successful restaurateur. Watch the clip below and check out KAMI's official YouTube channel.

Source: KAMI.com.gh

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