As a part of an OFW Family, my husband being one. I know the reality of what all OFW families go through. There is a misconception that OFWs have it made. They have ideal and easy lives. Well, they don’t.
Some people equate them with the pasalubongs and a good life. They don’t really understand the loneliness they feel being alone in a foreign country away from their families and love ones.
Being part of an OFW Family means sacrifice not only for the person leaving but also for those they would be leaving behind. They expect themselves to be the strong-willed ones because they have to in order to provide their family the best life. Their hopes and dreams are for those they left behind.
They are, in fact, the prime epitome of a caregiver.
But even carers need caring. And honestly, they are the ones who need it most.
I am thankful that because of the technological advancement we get to speak face to face with my husband everyday via FaceTime, Facebook Messenger I know of others who use Skype (It would have been nice if the internet service is better and more consistent). And because of the technological advancement OFWs their families get the temporary feel that they never left home.
Still these are not enough, especially now during this Holiday season.
Biogesic thought, if Home would make their Holiday and yet they could not come home for it. It would be great to send home to them. In the spirit of giving, Biogenic wanted to move families to care for their ultimate providers, the givers of care who are thousands of miles away. They are doing this via the first ever Biogesic Banig-bayan Program.
Want to know more about this program? Read on!
Inspired by the balik-bayan box, Biogenic created a special package for families here to carry items they would want to send. It could hold anything from items they miss from home to symbols of life events OFWs would wish they were a part of––truly pieces of home that would make their Holidays whole.
The Banig-bayan carries the message that I love and care, would still be felt even if they are apart. Biogesic inspired families to make their OFWs feel they are loved, remembered, and missed. And by the deep expressions of gratitude, heart-tugging stories, and tears of joy, the Banig-bayans would make all the difference for their Christmas to be truly merry and immensely felt.
The Biogenic Banig-bayan Program is being offered to OFWs based in Hong Kong at least for now.
I am hoping they would expand their reach to the middle east and also Canada and the United States where most of my love ones are based, I know they too want to receive a piece of home.
Submit your stories at http://banigbayan.com to avail of the Biogenic Banig-bayan Program
Until next time!