More than just a maid – Inspiring domestic workers

You will find here links to articles and videos featuring migrant domestic workers who prove by their passions and realizations that being a domestic worker is just a job and does not define who you are! You too, start dreaming and building yourself a better future!

Domestic workers and … athletes

Liza Avelino, Filipina, domestic worker in Hong Kong but also mountain climber and motivational speaker

http://www.enrichhk.org/2017/03/empower-her-liza-avelino/

 

Jannah Pascua, Filipina, domestic worker in Singapore but also athlete, marathoner and fundraiser for charities

https://origin-www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/more-than-just-maids-they-re-athletes-who-bring-hope-to-others-9230164

Aleli and her team “Maid of Heart and Sole”, domestic workers in Hong Kong who ran an 100km ultra-trail

http://www.atimes.com/article/domestic-workers-team-join-100km-trailwalker-event/

Domestic workers and… artists

Xyza Cruz Bacani, Filipina, ex-domestic worker in Hong Kong now world-known photographer

Joan Pabona, domestic worker in Hong Kong who won 2nd place at a National Geographic Photo Contest

http://www.scmp.com/culture/arts-entertainment/article/2132392/pictures-filipino-domestic-helper-comes-second-national

Leeh Ann, Filipina, domestic worker in Hong Kong but also photographer

http://www.atimes.com/article/filipino-maid-changing-destiny-photography/

http://tv.on.cc/hk/index.html?d=1511060093&i=ONS171116-14357-75-M

Rolinda Espanola, domestic worker in Singapore but also poet and photographer

https://medium.com/photography-for-social-changes/rolinda-espanola-a-mothers-love-728d953dc3ee

Elpidia Malicsi, domestic worker in Hong Kong but also the designer of a beautiful collection of “upcycled” gowns

http://www.atimes.com/article/consulate-showcases-filipino-maids-upcycled-fashions/

Domestic workers and… entrepreneurs…

Nilushika, Sri-Lankan, ex-domestic worker in Singapore, entrepreneur and charity founder

Rebecca Bustamante, Filipina, ex-domestic worker in Singapore, now CEO

Rebecca Bustamante: The maid who made it

DOMESTIC HELPER BECOME CEO – The Rebecca Bustamante Story

Nova Fossgard, Filipina, ex-domestic worker now owner of a college in England

http://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/02/06/18/a-pinays-journey-from-selling-fish-to-owning-a-college-in-england

Irawati, Indonesian, domestic worker in Singapore and bakery owner

Irawati’s Dream: A Success Story of Perseverance and Passion