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July 03, 2020

Oscar at Dignity

Meet Oscar. He describes his wife as “the most kind-hearted and caring wife and mother.”

As a loving father of three, he views his children as his pride and joy, his wealth and success. 

He describes his family’s life as simple. They love just being together and some of their favorite activities are sharing stories, jokes, singing, and going to church.

One of the biggest challenges Oscar and his family had to face was their financial situation when his wife was giving birth to their first child. They had no money. No cash, no savings and nowhere to turn for help. He began to cry and had no idea what to do. They were starting a family and did not even have money to pay the midwife.

With no work nearby, Oscar had to move 13 hours away from his family in Manila to find work as an Electrician contractor for a housing development company. Constantly being so far away from his family was difficult and Oscar was worried about his family’s safety since he could not be there with them

Oscar’s dream was to be able to provide his family a good and comfortable life. He always has wanted to be able to give assistance to his children whenever they need it, especially with education. Despite the fact that less than 1% in his home area go to college, Oscar dreamed of sending all three of his children to get the education they deserve. 

Enter, Dignity.

Oscar now works as the Head Electrician for Dignity. As the Head Electrician it is his responsibility to ensure that electrical power to the plant is smooth and continuous, along with repairing machinery and electrical wirings. When Typhoon Tisoy hit in December of 2019, a third of the homes in the area were damaged or completely demolished. Because of Oscar's construction skills, he was a part of our skilled labor team that helped repair and rebuild 336 homes.

Currently Oscar’s two eldest children have finished their bachelor’s degrees and the youngest is in their 2nd year of college! Oscar is so proud to work for Dignity and says “No amount of money or fortune can compare to what Dignity have given me and my family.” 

Dignity has given Oscar the opportunity to provide for his family and the chance to live with them. His life has changed and he is so thankful for the full life of blessings and hope Dignity has given him and his family.





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