MANILA, Philippines – Jeanilyn Bermudez is a maid working in Singapore. But back home in the Philippines, she owns a recycling business that gives others jobs and opportunities.
There was no stroke of luck involved. Jeanilyn went to business school — a business school for domestic workers.
Since 2006, volunteer group Aidha has been training domestic workers in Singapore, dedicated to “ending the cycle of poverty for domestic workers through financial literacy and entrepreneurship.” They teach financial and management skills to the workers, allowing them to make wise investments, manage their money well, and provide for their families back home.
Watch how Aidha empowers maids such as Jeanilyn.
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