This month, we’re talking about Christmas. Afterall, in the Philippines the Christmas season has already begun. From September onwards, our houses are lovingly decorated, trees are put up, and parol (Christmas stars) are secured in place. ‘Tis the season to be jolly, is what we say – but the truth is Christmas can sometimes be far from jolly for migrant domestic workers.
Have you ever been invited by a friend to invest in a company, asked to sell a product, or to work from home and earn a huge commission? If an opportunity promises to help you ‘get rich quick,’ it can certainly be tempting – especially right now when you may well be sending extra money home because of the pandemic. However, there are many scams which specifically target domestic workers in Hong Kong and understanding how to identify them is extremely important.
The COVID-19 crisis presents significant challenges to millions around the world and vulnerable communities, such as migrant domestic workers, are particularly impacted. If you are one of the 400,000 domestic workers in Hong Kong, whose economic stability has been jeopardised this year, we’re here to help.