Hearing stories of Overseas Filipino Workers who were abused by their employers is angering and saddening at the same time. These OFWs are suppressing their sadness just to put food on the table and give their families a better life in the Philippines. They are suffering not only because of loneliness after being away from their loved ones but also because of the abuse and maltreatment they are experiencing from the hands of their employers.
Although a lot of our Kababayans in Kuwait were already rescued and given immediate help by the government, there are still some OFWs, particularly those working as domestic helpers, who are still pleading for help. This is the case for a household helper in Kuwait named Alma Baan Casoyla.
What Happened to Her?
Another OFW named Mernalyn Signo Catalino shared a video and the story of Alma. When asked, Alma revealed that her employer threatened her that she will be surrendered to the police if she will go back to the Philippines.
Other than the threats that she received, Alma is also maltreated by her employer. Because of her current situation, she wants to go home to her family in the Philippines with the help of the government. She is currently residing in House 7, Block 2, Street 5, Fintas, Kuwait. She can also be reached at 96036056.
If you know someone suffering from the abuse, reach out to them and provide them instructions on how they can get help from the embassy.
What Will You Do If A Family Member is a Victim of Abuse?
If you know someone who is suffering from abuse in Kuwait, tell them to go to the embassy immediately. The embassy can help them in returning to the home country.
Address: Block 1, Street 101, Villa 817, Corner Abdulla Azis Al Humaidi St., Al Siddeq Area, South Surra, Kuwait
Hotline: 65184433 / 69902188
Read Alma’s story here:
Salamat po sa OFW kapitbisig groups sa support sa pg share ng post q..at sana matulungan n natin ang ating kabayan n makaalis ny sa amo ny..
The suffering of our modern-day heroes should stop now. They don’t deserve the abuse and maltreatment.