Stories of Return

Life in CYPRUS

Mrs. Suzan Tagud came to Cyprus in November 2001 as a Domestic Worker. 

The decision to go

Mrs. Suzan Tagud attended AVR Cyprus offices when she realized that she wanted to leave Cyprus, as she couldn’t extend more her residence here. “AVR Cyprus offered me a dignified way to return along to financial support… I got a sense of courage to return to Philippines and start a business...”

Since Suzan was irregular by Law, she was able to apply to the Assisted Voluntary Return Programme, which also entitled her up to €1000 to buy electronics, clothes, and Shoes.

Plans for the future

The AVR Cyprus gave to Suzan the opportunity to return back to her homeland and live together with her husband and children.  “I have dreams for my life again, after years… I believe that I gained knowledge and experience from Cyprus which I can use back to my country…”