Our Homes, Our Stories: Voices of Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore
Edited by Karen Van Ditzhuijzen
Published by HOME
They share our lives and homes, but have you ever wondered what life is like for a migrant domestic worker in Singapore?
Our Homes, Our Stories offers a look through their eyes as they share real-life stories, from childhoods in mountain villages to rogue agents and difficult employers, and that one thing they all suffer from the most: homesickness, and the pain of living their families behind - in Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar and India.
The women write frankly about sacrifice, broken trust, abuse, exploitation, lack of food, and salary deductions. But there are also tales to life the heart, of supportive employers. the love they have for the families they take care of , and how they use their time in Singapore to realise their dreams for the future.