Emet Comodas (left) and his wife Tita in 2016. Emet was forced to leave the Philippines and work in Saudi Arabia to provide for his family. Their story forms the basis of ‘A Good Provider is One Who Leaves’.

How migration lifts poor from poverty explored in Filipino family’s 30-year journey

  • Jason DeParle explores global migration through a Filipino family who went from living among rats in a Manila shantytown to migrating to the US
  • In the book, ‘A Good Provider is One Who Leaves’, he explains that ‘migration is the world’s largest anti-poverty programme’
Topic |   Books and Literature
Emet Comodas (left) and his wife Tita in 2016. Emet was forced to leave the Philippines and work in Saudi Arabia to provide for his family. Their story forms the basis of ‘A Good Provider is One Who Leaves’.
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