#WeAreMigrants Feature: Jaena D. in Singapore





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Jaena D.

Singapore

Domestic Worker age group: 40-49 years old





1. What YEAR did you first become a migrant and what was the REASON behind your migration?


The reason leaving my family in the Philippines was to give them a better life, because life is hard, way back 2017. (There was story behind)



2. What was the BIGGEST CHALLENGE that you've had to OVERCOME as a migrant?


The biggest challenge [I] had overcome is [homesickness]. Alone in a foreign land.



3. What makes you PROUD to be a migrant?


I’m proud of being migrant worker in Singapore, I’m am able to contribute to the community, and spent years felt like Singaporean.




This feature is one of the entries to our #WeAreMigrants Contest - in celebration of International Migrants Day 2020.



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