08 Jun '11, 11pm

For her son’s bright future #sgelection

For her son’s bright future #sgelection

Picture: kalayaanuk.blogspot.com As I waited at the reception area of a shelter for domestic workers run by the Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME), a pale and frail looking lady walked in with a companion. Her eyes were slightly swollen, her cheeks were stained with dried tears, and her hands and legs were covered with scars from allergic reactions. “Be gentle with her, she’s still visibly upset,” said her companion, HOME President Bridget Tan to me as I sat the lady down for my interview. Managing a faint smile, the lady shakily introduced herself as Eliza (not her real name). She had been brought to the shelter by the police. The police were involved when her employer’s sister, whose apartment she resides at, had lodged a missing person report. Eliza had run away from her employer less than a week ago because she was overworked from serving two fami...

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