- An OFW mother shares her experience in raising her seven children
- She recounts the hardships she has faced in sometimes being paid, sometimes not
- Despite the distance, her family is intact
Being an OFW is not an easy task. It would mean being away from your family and enduring the demands of employers.
However, there are OFWs who manage to overcome all the hardships that distance and work bring. One example of which is Maylin Galag.
She has seven children, all of whom have not yet finished their studies.
Maylin worked as a main in Oman and would serve the families of several "madams."
According to the account she gave to KAMI, there are times when she gets paid, and there are also times when she does not receive any pay.
She had to simply bear it all. Good thing that she ended up with good employers, who sometimes would go to the extent of allowing her to make advances to send money to her family.
At times, she is thinking of giving up, but the mere thought of her children is enough to give her the strength and courage that she needs.
Yes, she also feels homesick, but according to Maylin, "need talaga tatagan ang loob para sa pamilya."
After all her struggles, Maylin would have her first graduate next year. It's her elden son who took Engineering BSIT.
Her only advice to those who wish to work abroad is to make sure that they are strong in heart and in mind.
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