"One big 'why' why I joined Sun Life is because I don't want what happened to us to happen to them,” explained financial advisor Leigh Bonifacio as she lamented on her struggles growing up as a dependent of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW).
Leigh's childhood has proven to her that working abroad can come at great risk for families. While there may be more lucrative opportunities outside of the Philippines, job security is an issue for many OFWs. And, there are a few contingencies in place to protect them.
Leigh seeks to change this reality by guiding more Filipino families towards financial literacy and independence.
In our latest episode of Inside the Industry, we talk to Leigh about what it's like for OFW-dependent families to protect their finances, especially now in times of crisis. You can also read the full episode transcript below:
This episode concludes Rappler Hustle and Sun Life's financial literacy campaign to empower Filipinos during the COVID-19 crisis.
If you like this episode, you might also enjoy Part 1 "Inside the Industry: Restaurants and Financial Planning with Zzlleenn Lee," and Part 2 "Inside the Industry: Public Education and Finances with Sun Pera-Aralan."