A wise domestic helper invested her earnings and is now the proud owner of 1,700 sqm of land that she paid on installment. Soon, she’ll be home for good and enjoying the fruits of her labor. But her greatest achievement is her son who’s now a marine engineer and onboard a ship. Wow.
Wise Domestic Helper, Proud Owner of 1,700 sqm of Land
What are the things that you wished to buy with your earnings? Of course, the list is endless and will depend on many factors, including your job, status in life, marital status, needs, etc.
Still, most people eventually wish to have a house and lot to call their own – a dream house that they can save up for and provide for their family.
A domestic helper in Bahrain, 50-year-old Zally Terencio is also working on that dream with a 1,700 square meter land she bought on installment at their hometown in Negros.
Although there are so many sad stories of OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) receiving bad treatment in Arab locations, Zally was lucky to find great employers who treated her like family.
“Hindi iba ang turing nila sa akin. Lagi ako nila kinakausa at tinatanung tungkol sa family ko sa Pinas kung kamusta daw ba,” Zally shared.
Thanks to her job with this family, the OFW was able to travel to many places around the world.
“Nakapunta na ako ng Las Vegas, Dubai, Lebanon, Miami, Oman kasama sila tapos pag nag picture sila sinasama ako,” she proudly added.
She’s nearly done paying for the land she bought in their hometown and is just around two years away from returning home for good to be with her family.
“Ang pag aabroad ay depende sa maging amo mo. Pag nakatagpo ka ng amo na mabait, ma swerte ka. Gawin mo lang ng mabuti ang trabaho mo, huwag kang pasaway, at kailangan mo ng mahabang pasensya at pray para ma guide ka ni Lord,” she said.
Buying Land as OFW
OFWs can own properly even if they’re still abroad. Follow these tips:
- Transact only with a trusted property developer or real estate agent. Don’t be shy to ask about their license or qualifications.
- Make sure you’re sending money to someone you can truly trust. So many OFWs got tricked in sending money but got duped by these people.
- Make sure that the documents are legitimate and signed by the real signatories.