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What Makes Me Decide to Work in Kuwait?

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The first time I told my husband of my plan to apply for a job in Kuwait he blurted out "are you crazy!?" He  freaked out more when I said I will apply for a household work, which means I would be a housemaid. I understood fully well why he freaked out like that and why he did not talk to me for days.
Kuwait being part of the Middle East is one of the countries known for violence and terrorism. Middle East in general is the most dangerous place to work overseas especially for Filipino women due to the many reported incidents of rape and sex slavery. To date, there is still a number of incidents reported regarding housemaids raped and killed by employers in the middle east. 
Well, I think I was crazy for braving Kuwait. I have enough means to live a not-so-hard life back  in the Philippines. I have my own house and a few monthly allowance.  Besides,  according to many,  I have no one to feed and support except for my dogs.  So what pushed me really to come work in Kuwait? Th…