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POEA-backed app helped distressed OFW in Kuwait

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)-backed mobile app Abizo OFW has assisted another distressed overseas Filipino worker (OFW) to reach out to relevant authorities to help in her working situation in Kuwait.

In a statement, Abizo OFW said Rosalyn Sencil, suffered distress from her employer in Kuwait who committed several violations in their contract.

It said that Sencil has been looking all over social media and asking several Facebook groups and pages for help, until she came across the Abizo OFW app in her social media newsfeed. 

The Abizo OFW app is a mobile application that forms part of the POEA’s Global Monitoring Pilot Project.

The app said it can track OFWs in need of immediate help and assist them every step of the way in processing their complaints.

The app aims to track the accurate number of OFWs at any given time, as well as monitor information on their deployment location, employers, and working and living conditions abroad.

It said that Sencil signed up for a free account and sent out a message on the app about her working condition.

“She immediately received a response from the Abizo OFW app’s 24/7 International Emergency Assistance, which connected her with relevant authorities to help in her situation,” Abizo OFW said.

In August, Abizo OFW App also helped an OFW who suffered mental distress from his employer in Fiji Island.—LDF, GMA News