Are you helping your family?

United States
December 21, 2009 9:41am CST
I am the bread winner in the family of 10. My father was a school driver and a plain housewife mom. They were both high school level only. I was just an ordinary student in the countryside. I finished college with the help of my uncle, my father and grandfather. Then I landed a job as high math teacher in town. With my salary, I helped my younger siblings for college, I had 3 college students at a time. While doing the same routine, I applied for scholarship for teachers in Japan (Monbukagakusho) for almost 2 years where I had a stipend of 184k yen or almost $2k per month during my time and since it was a study leave with pay, I also received my salary as a teacher and still have my position after my contract. I also have part time job. All those money I earned helped me to sustain some of my siblings education. Now I am working in the United States and still helping some of the siblings to work and study in UK and other countries they wanted to go for their brighter future.
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4 responses
@srganesh (6349)
• India
24 Dec 09
Hats off!Only a few help their siblings and spare their hard earned money for the upgrowth of them.People change a lot after they start earning and thereafter like to change their life style.For this,they forget the effort of their parents and all the help they received.But you are nice to remember your duties.About me,I am the youngest of my family but lives with my parents at their old age.
@DOLLYBABY (2536)
• United States
21 Dec 09
wow i don't know when i could help much of a person like you do but i do help my mom out with the bills and the grocery.
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Wow, you are such a blessing to your family. They must be very proud of you. In my case, I grew up with my father alone because my mother passed away when I was still 8 years old. I have one half-brother but I just knew him 3 years ago. I consider myself as a spoiled brat because when I was young, my parents really spoiled me a lot. My father is a public school teacher. The salary wasn't that high but it can somehow help us in our day to day living. My father worked so hard in order for me to graduate from university and he successfully made it. Now that I am working, even though my father has a stable job, I still feel like i am obliged to give him something in return. I am now helping him by giving just a small of amount of money. I think that would be enough. I guess it is really hard to be in your situation but I am happy for you because you love your family so much.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Wow!!!With that, I salute you. You have all my admiration! As for me, I am the last one among us children to graduate and get a job so I am not really stressed with all the bills, etc. my other siblings and my parents take care of those so I just use my money as an extra or a last resort. I often volunteer my money too if something has to be purchased or done. I have bought a lot of appliances for our home, i have also initiated the refurnishing of our house and that's all because I dont need to alot my money to the essential bills, etc. my money is often use for leisure or for vanity lol :D