No one warned me what life would be like here

“No one warned me what life would be like here.”

My name is Djajida, I am 26 and I am from Kenya. Life was good back there but my younger sister and I were raised by a single mother, and for as long as I can remember, it was very difficult to make ends meet since there was no work for my mother and us. At age 20, a Kenyan agent told me I got a job as a domestic worker in Lebanon, which would pay $200 a month for 8 hours of work every day. He also said I would have a day off every week. I was very excited, because $200 is a lot in Kenya, and I thought I could help my family well with that money. I did not hesitate for even a second, and I decided to come. No one warned me what life would be like here.

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