"Happiness is to see the bright side."
Realizza Fuetunes Ottarra
By Huixuan Huang & Shijin Liu
HONG KONG (2019) – Realizza Fuetunes Otarra, 32, is a domestic helper and the chairperson of the Filipino Migrant Workers Union in Hong Kong.
As a single mother, she said she needs to earn double what she does in the Philippines to give her daughter a better life.
Realizza said she was abused by her employer, which led her to find help and comfort from the Filipino Migrant Workers Union. Later she decided to volunteer for the NGO to fight for rights of domestic helpers employed in Hong Kong.
She said the difficulties and pain that she has suffered did not turn into hatred or knock her down, but made her stronger and open minded.