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#WeAreMigrants Feature: Jaena D. in Singapore

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Jaena D.


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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