Social workers, single parents share a feast of joy

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 05, 2019
By: Liao Shu-ling  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan Fund for Children and Families social workers Lee Hsin-wei, left, and Wang Yao-ching, right, smile at a get-together meal they prepared for three foreign single parents in Yunlin County on Lunar New Year’s Eve yesterday.
Photo: Liao Shu-ling, Taipei Times

Two social workers in Yunlin County yesterday invited three immigrant single parents to a traditional Lunar New Year’s eve banquet to help ease their homesickness.

Lin Li-na (林麗娜), who has a son in junior-high school, said that visiting her home country, Indonesia, was a luxury that she could not afford, as the airfare alone would cost about NT$50,000 (US$1,626).

Lin added that she dared not fly because she has asthma.

Wu Mu-ni (吳木妮), another Indonesian, who was married to a Taiwanese who passed away two decades ago, said she has had a hard time raising her children alone and that returning home is almost impossible for her.    [FULL  STORY]

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