Indonesian domestic worker Endang (not her real name) worked for 10 years for her employer and was only paid twice. The payments were not given to her directly but remitted to her family. She was not given a day off and disallowed from owning a mobile phone.
Requests to return to Indonesia to visit her family were denied. Without any money or access to her passport, she was a virtual prisoner in her employer’s home.
With the assistance of HOME, a claim was filed at the Ministry of Manpower and today she received more than $40,000 in back pay.
Cases like Endang’s would not have come to light if not for organisations like HOME. Do support us by donating online at https://www.giving.sg/humanitarian-organisation-for-migrati… or doing an electronic transfer with the following bank details:
Name of organisation: Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics
Bank name: OCBC
Account No: 652-821117-002
Swift Code: OCBCSGSG