I'm raising money for basic needs so I can return back to the Philippines as soon as possible**.

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Why I'm using HandUp for my basic needs.

I am hoping to return back to the Philippines as soon as possible. I would like to get my US passport so that I can travel there.

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About me.

I've been here since 1989. I moved around the country; I've lived in L.A., Texas, Miami, Minnesota, and Sacramento. After that, I went back to the Philippines for a while. I came back to San Francisco in 2015, where I was staying in various homeless shelters until my case manager helped me find housing at a hotel in the city. I've done odd jobs, by the day and by the week, like mail sorting. I also briefly taught Elementary School in Phoenix.

My goals, moving forward.

I put in a teaching application at San Francisco Unified School District. I would like to teach Elementary School again, so now I am waiting to hear back from them.

Other things I'd like to share about myself.

I am happiest when little plans work out. My proudest moment is when I arrived in the United States and got naturalized, and now I'm able to stay in San Francisco. In my free time, I like to go to the library and work on computers, listen to music, watch videos, and read the news. I like to move around the city.

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