Migrant Workers of Lebanon 3

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Created by Osie Greenway

31 Dec 2013

Migrant Workers Lebanon

Jessy, 49, is from Cebu, Philippines, but feels that Lebanon is her homeland. Today she is a proud salon owner in Hamra, Beirut. She was first a migrant worker in Kuwait in 1999, where she worked as a clerical typist. She came to Lebanon after nine years with her Lebanese husband whom she met there, and the first of her two children. After working in various salons for 5-6 years in Lebanon, she was able to fulfill her dream of opening up her own place. "I kept saving. Once I learned enough, I felt strong enough to open a salon on my own. It was time. It's very small, but there is work," she said happily.