Independence Day Story – A Filipina in UAE gives Ayuda Groceries to almost 1,000 Fellow Filipinos.
A Overseas Filipino Worker based in UAE has been giving almost 1,000 ayuda grocery packs to fellow OFWs after losing their job and some other are no work no pay at all. The Filipino was known as Shiela Jane Capatan-Reyes, from Cagayan De Oro told The Filipino Times that she understands the struggle and hardships of Filipinos affected by the pandemic.
She said, she experience salary cut due to the economic impact of Covid-19 to the businesses. Her husband was also put into forced unpaid leave. However, it didn’t stop them to share their fortune to other people who suffer the same. They have started delivering the grocery items straight to the doorstep of people in need.
She said on an interview “I was deeply heartbroken knowing that many of our Kababayan ay sobrang naapektuhan sa pandemic na ito lalong lalo na ang mga nawalan ng trabaho, naka-unpaid leave, stranded, at mga parents na biglang nawalan ng work at may mga anak na kasama dito. We wanted to be there on the time when needed the most, when people could not go out para makapag-abot ng tulong o makahingi ng tulong,” she added.
She also revealed that she was inspired to reach out to Filipinos in need by individuals who are also actively extending help. “Nakapag abot na po tayo ng tulong to almost more than 1,000 distressed Filipinos across the country and the numbers are still counting,” she said.