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Passion for Food Brings Domestic Helper and Employer Closer Together

Natalia and Elsa share a happy employer-employee relationship. Their secret? Communication, learning from each other and a passion for FOOD! The employer and the domestic helper recently co-wrote a cookbook gathering both Eastern and Western recipes. Discover their inspiring story. “This is delicious!” my husband said. “What’s in it?” Elsa had just come to join us in Hong Kong as a domestic helper after 15 years in Singapore. Despite my background in ...

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Drawing for the angels – Suset, a helper at work, a painter at heart

Meet Suset. Suset is a painter and a domestic worker in Hong Kong, but I believe her greatest source of pride is being a mother. She left her four kids in the Philippines when she came to work in Hong Kong, but she has never stopped drawing for them. Read Suset’s story and take a moment to thank your parents if they too have made sacrifices for you. If you ...

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“To be a domestic helper was never my dream” – Rina’s ambition to become an English teacher

Meet Rina. Rina was a simple domestic worker, happily married with a 3-year-old daughter when she first arrived in Hong Kong 11 years ago. Now, she is an accomplished woman who is studying towards a teaching degree at the Indonesian Open University, while working as a domestic helper in HK. Her dream is to teach English in her home town in Indonesia, and to enable her daughter to get a ...

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Indonesian ex-helper makes impressive changes to her home village

Arumy, an Indonesian who worked in Hong Kong as a domestic worker for ten years, returned to home for good in April 2016. After returning, she started the grand project of developing her village, Plumbangan Village, into an international eco-tourism village. In Plumbangan, East Java, tourists can hike up the Kelud Mountain, go on river rafting trips, camp in Jati Forest, and see the ancient Hindu temple Candi Plumbangan. If you saw ...

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