Photo: Sudhesh Giriyan, COO Xpress Money, (left), and Sundar Parthasarathy Head of New Business Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB), hands over the Dh50,000 prize money to Florence Lomibao.
DUBAI: A Filipina Nurse in Al Ain, Florence Lomibao, got the surprise of her life when she won Dhs50,000 in a recent promotion by Xpress Money and ADCB.
Florence, who hails from Pangasinan in the Philippines, won the cash prize in a draw held for customers who sent money from their ADCB online banking app through Xpress Money. She plans to use a part of her prize to complete her dream home back in the Philippines that she has been slowly building since last year.
With the aim of providing a better life for her family back home, Florence came to UAE two and a half years ago and currently works at a reputed hospital in Al Ain.
In 2017, she started building her own house in the Philippines for her family of five. While two members of her family are also OFWs, two of her siblings live in the Philippines along with her parents. She sends half of her salary to her family every month for their upkeep.
A part of the money that she sends is used for her parent’s medications and living expenses of the family, while the remaining goes into the construction of her house. With her eyes on the future, the ambitious Florence saves half of her salary every month.
Speaking about winning the big prize, Florence said, “At first, I just couldn’t believe that I have won Dh50,000. Everybody has been asking me about what I’m going to do with the money. With this money, I can finish the construction of my dream home in the next 45 days; and with whatever remains, I would like to start a small business in the Philippines – maybe a food cart or something.
“Right now, I’m just too excited. I have been using Xpress Money to send money since I moved to the UAE and when I found out that the service was available through ADCB online banking, it became the obvious choice as I already had an ADCB account.”
With the goal of giving their customers a sweet surprise, ADCB and Xpress Money had recently launched a promotion, where customers sending money through the Xpress Money option on the ADCB online banking website would get a chance to win a big cash prize. In 2016, ADCB collaborated with Xpress Money to offer their customers an online money transfer option through which they could send money directly to a bank account as well as in cash.
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