As part of our 10th anniversary celebrations we are sharing stories about our beneficiaries. Meet Jenny who is from the Philippines and has a now almost 3-year old daughter.
Thank you Jenny for sharing your story and photos of your beautiful little girl Janan Aubrey with our blog followers!
HOW DID PATHFINDERS HELP YOU WHEN YOU WERE PREGNANT AND AFTER YOU DELIVERED YOUR BABY?
PathFinders helped with hospital visits, hospital bills, immunisations for my baby, her birth certificate, and the visa extension. I also stayed in the PathFinders shelter for 4.5 months where everything I needed eg: food, bed etc were provided for me. When I was pregnant I joined a lot of classes run by PathFinders such as baby massage and parenting classes. I also went along to supplies collection days and am grateful to have received many clothes for my baby. Most importantly, PathFinders helped guide me to make good decisions for myself and for my baby as well as for my other three children back home in the Philippines.
HOW OLD IS YOUR CHILD NOW?
My daughter is almost 3-years-old and is living with my family in the Philippines while I have returned to work in Hong Kong for my old employer. This set up would not have been possible without the guidance and support of PathFinders.
HOW DID THE TEAM HELP YOU WITH YOUR RETURN HOME?
PathFinders helped pay for my baby’s plane ticket and followed up with me once I was back in the Philippines. PathFinders helped keep my visa valid then I returned home to take care of my baby for two years. Because I never overstayed my visa I was eligible to return to Hong Kong for work and so now I am back here with my own source of income.
DO YOU HAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE TEAM AT PATHFINDERS?
At PathFinders, you’ll be in good hands. The team helped me a lot and guided me to determine what was best for me, my baby and my family. They helped me when I just didn’t know what to do – I don’t know where I or my baby would be if it wasn’t for PathFinders.
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