African maids say cheated, seek return – ‘Rescue us from this hell’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: A domestic worker from Ivory Coast sent a plea to her country’s government to rescue her from what she describes as hell, reports Al-Qabas daily. She asked the government to help her and a number of her compatriots in Kuwait to retrieve their passports and return home. “Our dear parents please make a move! Our officials in our country, come and help us out”, she said in a video she posted on social networking sites in which a large group of women and men from her country can be seen.

She explained, “We are facing problems in Kuwait. Do you see this room? All these people came here to work honorably, including qualified employees, pregnant women and patients. Every one of us has an educational certificate, but our brothers cheated us, tricked us, took millions of African francs from us and then sold us. We are suffering. We were beaten in the houses where we went to work and deprived of our salaries, food and good treatment”.

The woman revealed, “I used to work as a cashier but I left my three-month-old son to come to Kuwait only to find myself working as a maid here. I do not eat or sleep. Look at the traces of beatings on my shoulders. We wake up at 5 am and work continuously until 1 am the next day”.

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