Savings and Dreams

One of the universal aims among support groups for foreign domestic workers is for them to be empowered through learning financial and entrepreneurial skills to improve their socio-economic situation by the time they complete their contracts and return to their home country. “Our income is not enough,” Joyce said, “We just have money to send home to our children and families, and month by month, there is not enough to save.” Mrs Laura Teo, an employer with two domestic helpers, noted similarly, “My helper sometimes has requests from the family from time to time which wipes out her own savings…

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