Shiela Jane Capatan-Reyes, CPA, a Batch 2007 BS Accountancy graduate of Liceo de Cagayan University in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines now based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has initiated “SagipKabayan”, an online platform which connects sponsors and OFWs displaced by the Covid-19 crises. Said initiative has so far reached more than 1,000 OFW beneficiaries.
Shiela who works as a finance manager in Dubai suffered a huge pay cut due to the economic impact of Covid-19, but despite this, she together with her husband who is also on forced unpaid leave started helping other Filipino workers in the area who were displaced by the pandemic by delivering groceries right at their doorstep.
Her initiative has also connected many Filipinos who wanted to help their fellow kababayans.
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photos and info courtesy of Dennis Burk Reyes