- A kind Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Paris, France buys and sells vegetables to earn funds for relief goods
- Wilson Paguyo, who used to be an undocumented kitchen cleaner is now a “Master Chef” in France
- From his earnings selling vegetables, Wilson would give canned goods and other relief goods to his “kababayans” who are affected by the health crisis
An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in France showed that even if they are far away, the “Bayanihan” spirit” is still alive and well for him and his fellow OWs.
Wilson Paguyo, a kitchen cleaner turned “Master Chef” in Paris, France, shared how he turned his passion for food into good deeds. According to Wilson, due to the COVID-19 health crisis in France, many OFWs were left with little to no income at all. It was then that he started worrying for his ‘kababayan’ abroad.
He started thinking, “Paano na kaya ‘yung mga walang papel? Paano na ‘yung mga walang trabahong regular? Saan sila kukuha ng pang-araw-araw?”
Wilson decided to launch his “Gulay for a cause” project. He shared with GMA how he sold vegetables so he could buy canned goods and other relief items for his fellow OFWs who were affected by the COVID-19 health crisis.
The generous OFWs shared how he would deliver vegetables in the afternoon riding a public bus. The task isn’t easy but he works hard for his goal.
Nelia Berin, a senior citizen and Filipino migrant worker appreciated Wilson and his team’s good deeds. She said, “Thankful ako at masaya ako na tumutulong kayo sa amin. Gaya tulad namin na mga senior citizens.”
Another migrant worker, Zenny Foliente also expressed her gratitude for Wilson’s efforts to help them in these trying times.
She said, “Ako ay taos pusong nagpapasalamat sa inyong mga kawang-gawa sa ating mga kababayan dito sa Paris. Karamihan po sa amin ay walang trabaho.”