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Inspiring Story: Proud kasambahay fulfills dream of a college diploma

Perseverance, hardwork and sheer determination enabled this young Filipina to achieve her dreams.

For Roselyn L. Pacia, an all around ‘kasambahay’ or ‘housemaid’ from Isabela, Negros Occidental, poverty is not a hindrance to succeed in life.

The kasambahay’s journey to achieving her ultimate dream has finally embraced her after she received her college diploma from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina (PLMar) during their commencement rites held April 19 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

She finished and completed the course requirements for the degree in BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MAJOR IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT.

Roselyn’s inspiring story has gone viral on a Facebook post she shared narrating her journey from the province to Manila.

Her heartening post earned praises and admiration from netizens. What made her story stand out was that she’s a housemaid – and definitely proud of it!

All those who came across and read her story were certainly proud of what she has achieved, too.

Life was certainly not easy for Roselyn and her family. They experienced difficulties even when she was young yet these have inspired her to work hard to reach her dreams.

She accepted the challenges and continued with her studies while working as a nanny and an all-around housemaid in Manila.

Roselyn was grateful for having employers who allowed her to juggle her studies with her responsibilities at home and for encouraging, even forcing, her to continue with her education in the most trying times of her life, as she detailed in her post.

Having such a difficult yet inspiring journey, Roselyn stated in another FB post that she did not expect the outpouring positive response of netizens on her story.

Also, television networks ABS-CBN and ABC 5 have expressed their intent to feature her inspiring and successful life story.