Hello everyone! I’m Marivic Castillo from the province of Oriental Mindoro Philippines. I’m 31 years old, high school graduate. I’ve been working here in Hong Kong for 7 years with the same employer and it’s been 2 years since I knew about Enrich.
At Enrich I was able to complete the financial and empowerment education workshops, successfully finished a long the term mentoring programme and get a chance to volunteer as Enrich Ambassador. I was part of Enrich’s first graduation in 2016 and I can say Enrich helped me a lot and changed my life. I learned how to save, track my expenses everyday and focus on my goals! As an Enrich Ambassador, I am able to help at outreach and other activities. It was during my first meeting with my mentor that we agreed to suspend clothes-shopping for the next 6 months, which made it easier for me to pay off my debts. When I cleared all my debts, I started saving for my university education and bought a piece of land in the Philippines. Last December I went to Philippines for vacation without any loan from a lending agency!
Enrich changed my life because I feel like my life is getting shorter and shorter but in a positive way — my life is getting shorter here in Hong Kong as a domestic worker because I’m planning to go home for the best soon! I’m finally going home next year after I finish my contract. I am excited to pursue University and start a small business too. Thank you so much! Happy Birthday Enrich and I wish you celebrate more birthdays! May God bless us all!
By Marivic Castillo, Enrich Ambassador
This story was shared by Marivic at Enrich’s 10th Birthday event last 11 June 2017 at Bloomberg.
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