The Flores children -- Cryljohn, Princess and Chris -- at their home in Manila. Merle sends $500 home each month, which pays for all their living expenses, including their university and school fees. (Ann Sullivan/CBC)
Each year Filipinos working in Canada send $600 million back home to support their families.
Merle Flores is one of them. She's a nanny in Edmonton. Her remittances support her three children in Manila.
Most of the money goes to their education. She spoke with the CBC Radio's Ann Sullivan.
Listen to Ann Sullivan's full story (Runs 5:42)