My Housemaid has built her house, but I could not

The story of a Filipino Housemaid

A Saudi friend was upset as his housemaid is leaving after building her own house in the Philippines.

He was upset that the maid working in his home has built her own house but he himself was not able to buy even an undersized portion of land for his family.

Expats coming to Saudi Arabia work here for low salaries but still, they manage to achieve the goals they set to reach with these salaries. 

They educate their children in good standard educational institutes back at home, build their own houses for families, bear expenses of the marriages of their children and fulfill other needs of their family.

In my opinion, credit goes to the dedication of these workers and the hard work they do here in the Kingdom.

The story of a Pakistani Haris

A friend told us that he knows a Pakistani expatriate who worked as a doorman in the Kingdom. He used to earn about 800SR by washing cars (50 to 100 SR each car), he maintained a routine of getting up before Fajr prayer to do car washing and other tasks.

He worked hard and after serving for 7 years, he requested his Kafeel (sponsor) for the final exit. The sponsor thought that he might be facing some problems or something is surely wrong that is why the worker wants to quit the job and leave the country. 

The expatriate worker told his sponsor that he has constructed an apartment and some stores and shops on the ground floor of that building. That is why he wishes to go back to Pakistan to live with his parents.

He will run one of the stores himself and rent of the other stores and apartments will be enough for him to meet him and his family’s expenses.

We all wondered that how he managed to construct such a building with his low salary, while we are not in a position of owning a home or a single apartment.  

The story of a Pakistani Driver

One of the people present at the gathering, who gives a salary of 2,500SR per month to his driver, made a call to his driver and asked him if he has built a house of his own.

The driver replied that he does not own just a single house in Pakistan (that he built several years ago) rather he is constructing his second house as he has inherited a piece of land.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.