"Be courageous, be [patient], and be more understanding. There is no challenge that you cannot overcome." - Lina P.
Domestic Worker age group: 40 to 49 years old
1. WHAT’S THE MAIN REASON THAT YOU BECAME A MIGRANT OR MIGRANT WORKER?
The main reason why I became a migrant worker is my Family. I want to give them a better life. From poverty into financially stable.
2. WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT AS A MIGRANT THIS 2021?
My proudest moment is I [am] able to sustain my Family needs. Its a great privilege for me that God gave me a chance to work here in Singapore, that He gave me this opportunity to return the favor to help and serve my Family especially my Mother.
Courage of the heart, to be determined to face every struggles and difficulties. Being a helper is not easy. You have to be resilient, [patient] and understanding. I could say that I am proud of myself to overcome all the challenges in life.
3. WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT OR EMPOWERMENT FOR MIGRANTS AROUND THE WORLD?
Be courageous, be [patient], and be more understanding. There is no challenge that you cannot overcome. Whatever and anything you have encounter is a part of life. Your attitude how to face, handle and, deal with those challenge matter. Don't be afraid to speak. Be brave and [believe] in yourself that you can do everything, anything if you want to.
4. WHO IS SOMEONE IN YOUR MIGRANT COMMUNITY WHO HAS SUPPORTED OR INSPIRED YOU THIS YEAR?
My friends and some other people with their life stories.
This feature is one of the entries to our #WeAreMigrants Contest - in celebration of International Migrants Day 2021.
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