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#WeAreMigrants Feature: Marilyn C. in the United Kingdom

Marilyn C.

United Kingdom

Housewife age group: 20 to 29 years old

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

2009, Because of financial problem, because we are farmer in the Philippines and its very difficult job, also very small money amount.

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

My first abroad in Lebanon [was] when I was 18 years old, it's a big challenge for me because I come from province and don't know anything about migration. [My] job in Lebanon is the biggest challenge for me, very difficult.

3. What makes you PROUD to be a migrant?

Makes me proud to see all my sacrifices is worth it for my family needs, also I learned so much about being migrants.

4. Tell us about a migrant-focused organization whose work you love and why!

I love the Voice of Domestic Workers Organisation because they help me a lot, [especially] when I run away from my employer here in UK and my employer report me to the police. This Organisation help me with all my needs those times and until now.

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

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