LIFE STORY of JOMARWIN SARASA one of Beneficiaries of Ten Foundations.
Before the ten foundations came into our lives.
We are four siblings with my father’s first wife and I’m the youngest. I've never experienced that my mother cares about me, since I was young my mother left us and never came back.
I got married at early age and have two sons living in a hard life and it’s not prosperous. Due to lack of education, I was having difficulties finding a good job for my families everyday expenses. So I was forced to collect unused plastics, bottles, etc. just to sell.
My husband has no permanent work as well, its end sometimes in temporary labourer. It’s not too easy for us to live in everyday, there are times I was ended up to be an alcoholic because of my depression living so miserable.
Then one day I’ve heard about this indigent group of people which they called The “Ten Foundations.” When they were doing Feeding Program in our village at that time I got surprised since one of my children is one of their recipients joining the group of children’s eating some nutritious foods. It was great because they done feeding regularly to our village until I met all of them. At that time I was surprised they offered me a job or I could say, they gave me chance to start to work for them as one of their main goal is to help vulnerable people and I admit to myself that I am so over qualified for it. On my first week of work its enlighten me and I was thankful they gave me a chance and help me to change our daily routine into better life and opportunities. Ten foundations gave us the opportunity to show my sincerity and capability at work. They never hesitate to teach but trained me well, though I was lack of knowledge. Now I’m getting almost six years now working in Ten Foundation, working to the level up like sewing an export bags. And because of the opportunity that Ten Foundations gave me, now I’m able to cover those financial needs of my children and I can buy some things needed and send them to school at same time.
This year 2017 month of June, I was through having bad experienced, really bad incident, really unexpected that it will happened to my life , never ever comes in my mind. While I'm working at Ten Foundations, someone phoned me and said, I need to go home because something happened to my dear husband.. I was shocked when I got home and witnessed that my husband was dead, there’s an unidentified man carrying a knife and stabbed my husband which is was caused of his death. He just died without fighting back though he was ran away out of our house to protect my children out of that incident so that no one will get involved on the crime. But then this suspect followed and cornered him outside and stabs him 20 times and left my husband unconscious. We tried to bring him to the hospital however the doctor declared that the patient is dead on arrival. At first I won’t accept that my husband left us already especially our children still young and it’s hard for me to accept it. Its like a mess every day that I knew I can't see him anymore, it’s really hard to deal these kind of life that he is not with us as a father of my children. I must say that He’s a loving husband and a good father to my children. But I have to move on. I need to stand for my sons..
Now, as a single parent, I’m glad and blessed that I found Ten Foundations , they never leave us instead treat us well more than like a family, so grateful that I'm belong to them, especially to our PAPA IAN CAMPBELL who never stop helping us and gave us endless support. He is my inspiration to step up on any obstacles that make my life miserable. Even he has personal battle on his health condition he don’t mind it rather his motivation is to help more needy and indigent people. Those actions gave me HOPE to live what every trials that we encountered we must face it to stand firm and I was thankful for those trials who make me a better and strong woman.Back